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Re: CSX / MIGN / Marquette / Grand Elk - GR Northside

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:13 am
by Standard Railfan
J T wrote:really cool


Thank you for posting the bridge photo. A very fine bridge indeed.
:D

Re: CSX / MIGN / Marquette / Grand Elk - GR Northside

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:27 pm
by MQT1223
J T wrote:There's a really cool double arch stone bridge just east of Wilson Ave.

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Me and Trevor were just talking about this bridge the other day and couldn't tell what was there. This is way more then what I expected... gorgeous little bridge.

Re: CSX / MIGN / Marquette / Grand Elk - GR Northside

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:29 pm
by MQT1223
J T wrote:
chapmaja wrote:When was the PRR line removed? Did the PRR line to Muskegon run on the south side of Indian Mill CreeK? It looks like at one time there may have been a ROW here.

It crossed Alpine just south of the creek (as mentioned already). Back in the mid 00's when Alpine was being resurfaced, there were tracks still embedded in the old pavement. Prior to tearing the road up, you could see cracks in the pavement from the rail heads. So when they finally demoed the road surface, there were the rails. I wish I had been able to take a picture of that!

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The house just to the south of the ROW must have had some really great views of the trains passing.


If you look at the road on either side approaching the crossing you can tell how it rises up to meet the grade.

Re: CSX / MIGN / Marquette / Grand Elk - GR Northside

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:53 pm
by kd_1014
How accessible is that bridge?

Re: CSX / MIGN / Marquette / Grand Elk - GR Northside

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:36 pm
by MQT1223
kd_1014 wrote:How accessible is that bridge?


Looks like its close to the road probably just have to hike back there.

Re: CSX / MIGN / Marquette / Grand Elk - GR Northside

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:25 pm
by J T
kd_1014 wrote:How accessible is that bridge?

Easy access. Park on Wilson (recommended on a weekend morning when there is little to no traffic), and then it's a short walk down the ROW.