TAA&NM Huron River BridgeHuron River Bridge derailment Huron River Railroad Bridge Huron River Railroad Bridge Location: Huron River Bridge, Ann Arbor, MI (AA, Old)

This was the original long wooden trestle built by the Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan (later Ann Arbor Railroad) over the Michigan Central tracks and the Huron River in downtown Ann Arbor somewhere around 1880.  In addition to the river, the bridge carried the railroad over the Michigan Central main line.  The bridge was later rebuit into the present steel structure.

Photo info/credit:  Top, note the interchange track with boxcars which connects up to the Ann Arbor line. 2nd photo, a 1904 view of a major derailment on this bridge. [Stoner collection, UMB]. 3rd photo, another view of the second bridge. [UMB]. 4th photo, the current bridge. [UMB]