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    • Wreck of Portage Bridge

    • Bridges, Portage Lake (Houghton County, Mich.)
    • Photo taken from the Hancock side shows wreckage of the turntable span which was struck by a steamer that was attempting to pass through. Note the two levels clearly visible in the left. Lower level is for railroad and while the upper level is...
    • Wreck of Portage bridge

    • Bridges, Portage Lake (Houghton County, Mich.)
    • This view of the wreck taken from the Hancock side, west side of the bridge shows the barges placed in the opening and railings installed for safe passage of pedestrians. This bridge is the only way to cross to the north side of Portage Lake.
    • Portage bridge with span open

    • Bridges, Portage Lake (Houghton County, Mich.)
    • This photo of the Portage Lake bridge between the cities of Houghton (on the South) and Hancock, Michigan (on the North) was taken from Hancock looking South to Houghton. Note that the turn-table span is open as for a vessel to pass. Built in...
    • New Bridge

    • Bridges, Portage Lake (Houghton County, Mich.)
    • The Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton in the South and Hancock, Michigan on the North. Opened to traffic in 1959. This bridge has two decks. The upper is for street traffic while the lower is for rail traffic. It is of steel and is...
    • Birds eye view of Portage Lake

    • Bridges, Portage Lake (Houghton County, Mich.)
    • This photo taken from atop the hill behind Hancock shows both Hancock (foreground) and Houghton (across the lake) and the Portage Lake. Note the Scott Hotel in the foreground and the passenger/Freight vessel at the Houghton Dock.
    • Bridge open for ship passage

    • Bridges, Portage Lake (Houghton County, Mich.)
    • A Great Lakes steamer passes through the Portage Lake swing bridge that connects Houghton and Hancock, Michigan. This two level bridge carries railroad traffic on the lower level and street traffic on the upper level. Note the streetcar (left)...
    • Panorama view

    • Bridges, Portage Lake (Houghton County, Mich.)
    • This view of Hancock (foreground and Houghton (background), Michigan was probably from atop the Quincy Hill. Portage Lake wraps around the left background. The swing bridge in the right foreground.
    • Second Bridge

    • Bridges, Portage Lake (Houghton County, Mich.)
    • This view of the second Portage Lake bridge built in 1895 was taken from the Hancock side. Note the speed limit sign next to the horse drawn carriage (""slow to 15 MPH""). In the left foreground a train approaches the lower level of the bridge...
    • Second bridge

    • Bridges, Portage Lake (Houghton County, Mich.)
    • Photo of the second bridge to connect Houghton and Hancock, Michigan. Photo looking South from Hancock to Houghton. The train tracks in the foreground show how the lower level of the bridge is used for train traffic while the upper level is used...
    • Williams Album 0 : p. 28, part 1

    • Programs
    • Newspaper clippings and programs (1940 & 1942). Page is hand numbered ""28"". -- May 16, 1940 - Program is from play The Rock, director Miles Killmar at Hancock high school auditorium. A benefit for Crippled Childern of the County Orthopedic...
    • Rock River train schedules

    • Railroads -- Timetables ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company


    • Source: Alger County Republican
      Rock River, Mi.
      May 23, 1891 Saturday



      The Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Ry.

      Direct connections between the East and Southwest
      and the great...
    • Railroad extension

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The L'Anse Sentinel
      L'Anse, L. S., Mi.
      February 13, 1892 Saturday

      Railroad Extension

      The Crystal Falls Diamond Drill has the following in regard to the contemplated extensionof the M&N:

      It is now given out that...

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