Where Is It?

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Ding, fries are done... Correcto.
Yes, indeed, its the east end of the old GTW RR main on the west side of Linden Road, just south of Lennon Road in Flint Township, Genesee County, The building on the left is Karen's Carpetmax. Kohl's store is to the far right.

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That track was still in place beyond Linden Rd all the way to Ballenger Hwy up until about 2010 or so. The crossings and everything was intact, including a brand new setup at the nearby Lennon Rd crossing that was removed. For a long time there was a large "For Sale" sign at the former Ballenger crossing with GTW (not CN) being advertised as the seller. The largest crossing was a 5 track crossing at Utley Rd just east of the I-75 overpass governed by crossbucks. There was also a yard between Corunna Rd and Utley Rd. All of this started to come out and the bridge over I-75 was torn out about 5 years ago for what I guess was integrity reasons. Everything from Linden Rd all the way to the former auto plant locations on Flint's west side are now a part of what I believe is the Flint River Trail. Its a nice trail but a lot of it runs through rough neighborhoods. Flint is doing its best to turn some of the area by the old automotive plants into greenspace and parks.
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MQT1223 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:40 pm
That track was still in place beyond Linden Rd all the way to Ballenger Hwy up until about 2010 or so. The crossings and everything was intact, including a brand new setup at the nearby Lennon Rd crossing that was removed. For a long time there was a large "For Sale" sign at the former Ballenger crossing with GTW (not CN) being advertised as the seller. The largest crossing was a 5 track crossing at Utley Rd just east of the I-75 overpass governed by crossbucks. There was also a yard between Corunna Rd and Utley Rd. All of this started to come out and the bridge over I-75 was torn out about 5 years ago for what I guess was integrity reasons. Everything from Linden Rd all the way to the former auto plant locations on Flint's west side are now a part of what I believe is the Flint River Trail. Its a nice trail but a lot of it runs through rough neighborhoods. Flint is doing its best to turn some of the area by the old automotive plants into greenspace and parks.
bridge gone in street view September 2008. that section abandoned 2006.

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DaveO wrote:
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MQT1223 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:40 pm
That track was still in place beyond Linden Rd all the way to Ballenger Hwy up until about 2010 or so. The crossings and everything was intact, including a brand new setup at the nearby Lennon Rd crossing that was removed. For a long time there was a large "For Sale" sign at the former Ballenger crossing with GTW (not CN) being advertised as the seller. The largest crossing was a 5 track crossing at Utley Rd just east of the I-75 overpass governed by crossbucks. There was also a yard between Corunna Rd and Utley Rd. All of this started to come out and the bridge over I-75 was torn out about 5 years ago for what I guess was integrity reasons. Everything from Linden Rd all the way to the former auto plant locations on Flint's west side are now a part of what I believe is the Flint River Trail. Its a nice trail but a lot of it runs through rough neighborhoods. Flint is doing its best to turn some of the area by the old automotive plants into greenspace and parks.
bridge gone in street view September 2008. that section abandoned 2006.
Couldn't have been 2008... it was about the time the trail started being built. I remember because my dad's fiance lived right around the corner from that bridge up until 2018. You sure your looking at the right bridge? 2006 would make sense given that everything was largely intact up until that point. What was it being used for up to its abandonment?
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MQT1223 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:48 pm
DaveO wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:10 pm
MQT1223 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:40 pm
That track was still in place beyond Linden Rd all the way to Ballenger Hwy up until about 2010 or so. The crossings and everything was intact, including a brand new setup at the nearby Lennon Rd crossing that was removed. For a long time there was a large "For Sale" sign at the former Ballenger crossing with GTW (not CN) being advertised as the seller. The largest crossing was a 5 track crossing at Utley Rd just east of the I-75 overpass governed by crossbucks. There was also a yard between Corunna Rd and Utley Rd. All of this started to come out and the bridge over I-75 was torn out about 5 years ago for what I guess was integrity reasons. Everything from Linden Rd all the way to the former auto plant locations on Flint's west side are now a part of what I believe is the Flint River Trail. Its a nice trail but a lot of it runs through rough neighborhoods. Flint is doing its best to turn some of the area by the old automotive plants into greenspace and parks.
bridge gone in street view September 2008. that section abandoned 2006.
Couldn't have been 2008... it was about the time the trail started being built. I remember because my dad's fiance lived right around the corner from that bridge up until 2018. You sure your looking at the right bridge? 2006 would make sense given that everything was largely intact up until that point. What was it being used for up to its abandonment?
The bridge was removed before the track to it was removed. IIRC, it was removed concurrent with rehab work MDOT was doing on that stretch of I-75.
Corunna Yard saw some usage as car storage near the end.

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