RRHX - Bridges Section

Portage Canal Bridge

RRHX collects photographs and histories about Michigan's movable railroad bridges, as well as notable fixed spans. Movable railroad bridges generally come in three types:

For detailed information on each bridge, click on a link at the left.  The information is divided into five sections.


Photo info/credit: The Portage Canal Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock in the Keweenaw Peninsula. This bridge offered auto/truck traffic on the upper portion of the bridge and rail traffic on the lower section. Today, the lower section is used for snowmobiles as all railroads are gone. 2004. [Dale Berry]