Skip to main content

Upper Peninsula Regional Digitization Center

You've searched: All Collections

  • All fields: Cooperative
(2745 results)



Display: 20

    • 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...
    • Portage lake bridge number 2

    • Bridges, Portage Lake (Houghton County, Mich.)
    • This bridge, the second at this location, was of steel and built in 1895 to accommodate street, pedestrian, and streetcar traffic on the upper level with the railroads using the lower level. This photo taken from Mt.Ripley area shows West Houghton...
    • Portage Lake bridge number 2

    • Bridges, Portage Lake (Houghton County, Mich.)
    • This photo of the second Portage Lake Bridge was taken from the Houghton side. Note the railroad track in the forground heading into the lower level of the bridge structure. This bridge was in use from 1895 to 1959
    • 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.)
    • This view of the second Portage Lake bridge build in 1895 was taken from the Houghton side. This two level bridge allows the train to use the lower level of the bridge to make its crossing. The upper deck is where autos and pedestrians cross...
    • 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...

QuickView

Display a larger image and more item information when the pointer pauses over a thumbnail
 

Layout options:

Select the collections to add or remove from your search
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
 
OK