Grand River Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI - (MIRy) ♦

Michigan Railway Grand River Swing BridgeBridge After Track Removal Location: Grand River Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI - (MIRy)

This high swing bridge over the Grand River was used by the Michigan Railway for interurban trains. It is south of Wealthy Street. The bridge is higher above water level than many bridges because it also spanned over the Pere Marquette main line and an adjacent highway. The bridge is used today for pedestrian traffic.

Photo info:  2002 [Tim Shannahan]. 2nd photo, the same bridge shortly after the track was removed in 1933. Note the trestle work in each direction at the end of the bridge. [Grand Rapids City Archives]


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Michigan Railway Grand River Swing BridgeBridge After Track Removal Location: Grand River Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI - (MIRy)

This high swing bridge over the Grand River was used by the Michigan Railway for interurban trains. It is south of Wealthy Street. The bridge is higher above water level than many bridges because it also spanned over the Pere Marquette main line and an adjacent highway. The bridge is used today for pedestrian traffic.

Photo info:  2002 [Tim Shannahan]. 2nd photo, the same bridge shortly after the track was removed in 1933. Note the trestle work in each direction at the end of the bridge. [Grand Rapids City Archives]


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Bibliography

The following sources are utilized in this website. [SOURCE-YEAR-MMDD-PG]:

  • [AAB| = All Aboard!, by Willis Dunbar, Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids ©1969.
  • [AAN] = Alpena Argus newspaper.
  • [AARQJ] = American Association of Railroads Quiz Jr. pamphlet. © 1956
  • [AATHA] = Ann Arbor Railroad Technical and Historical Association newsletter "The Double A"
  • [AB] = Information provided at Michigan History Conference from Andrew Bailey, Port Huron, MI

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