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St. Joseph Bridge

Unread postby TSS » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:37 pm

This afternoon, I heard the bridge foreman advising the bridge tender that they will be at the bridge periodically this week and “moving down here next week” to do some significant work on the bridge.

There is “a leaky lift rail cylinder that’s been leaking for 20 years, and the lower work platform needs to be revamped.”

It looks like there is still leftover material near the bridge—ties and walkway grating—from the previous 2 summers work on the bridge deck. I wonder if it will be used in this project, or if there is still work to be done on the deck.
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Re: St. Joseph Bridge

Unread postby GTWTD3 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:14 pm

There are no pictures of the inside of the bridge shack that I've found online. Anyone have any pics?
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Re: St. Joseph Bridge

Unread postby Firemedic Mike » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:17 pm

I have a friend who has some. I believe he posted them on the Michigan Railfans Facebook group. He used to operate the bridge
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Re: St. Joseph Bridge

Unread postby GTWTD3 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:48 am

Firemedic Mike wrote:I have a friend who has some. I believe he posted them on the Michigan Railfans Facebook group. He used to operate the bridge


Can you post them?
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Re: St. Joseph Bridge

Unread postby Firemedic Mike » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:35 am

I won’t share them without permission. They are in the Facebook group, and I can see if he would share them here
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Re: St. Joseph Bridge

Unread postby GTWTD3 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:40 pm

Firemedic Mike wrote:I won’t share them without permission. They are in the Facebook group, and I can see if he would share them here


I have searched the group and am not finding them, can you at least share the link?
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Re: St. Joseph Bridge

Unread postby NS3322 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:03 am

Here's a clip from a DVD by TM Books and Video that has some shots of the interior of the bridge shack. It appears to have been shot in the 1990's.
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Re: St. Joseph Bridge

Unread postby GTWTD3 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:42 pm

NS3322 wrote:Here's a clip from a DVD by TM Books and Video that has some shots of the interior of the bridge shack. It appears to have been shot in the 1990's.


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