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    • Rock cut

    • Iron Range & Huron Bay Railroad, Railroads--Design and construction
    • View of work on the bottom of the rock cut during construction of the Iron Range & Huron Bay Railroad. Arvon Township, Baraga County, Michigan. This nearly $2 million railroad was to run from Skanee to Champion MI. Engineering flaws and a steep...
    • Rock cut

    • Iron Range & Huron Bay Railroad, Railroads--Design and construction
    • View showing early work on the rock cut during construction of the Iron Range & Huron Bay Railroad. Arvon Township, Baraga County, Michigan. This nearly $2 million railroad was to run from Skanee to Champion MI. Engineering flaws and a steep...
    • Suspender ropes

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Once the main cables were completed, the catwalk was secured to the suspension cables and the cables used to hold up the catwalk were removed and cut to the proper length for the suspender ropes then rolled onto spools and labeled for their...
    • Suspender Ropes

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Once cable spinning was complete, the cat walk was ""tied off"" to the suspension cables and the cables that once held the walkway were cut to prescribed length to make suspender cables.
    • Tower caisson

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Cranes using clam buckets remove overburden from within the tower caisson. As material was removed, resistance was lowered at the cutting edge of the caisson which allowed it to cut its way to bedrock. It worked like a cookie cutter.
    • Tower caisson

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Construction of the first section of a tower caisson. Note the wedge shaped cutting edge. These sections were fabricated in Gary, Indiana and shipped to Rockport (Alpena), MI by barge where they were assembled by Wiltse Brothers Shipyard. This...
    • Cable bent pier

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Pier 21, the north cable-bent piers, consists of a pair of circular foundations 50 feet in diameter founded on bedrock, 65 feet below the surface. Each concrete cylinder was topped with a pedestal 16 feet in diameter. The sheet piling used for...
    • Tower caisson

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Adding the next double walled steel ring. As rings were added the space between the two walls was filled with aggregate and the center was dredged. This action caused the caisson to cut its way through the overburden and eventually reach...
    • DSS&A railway depot

    • Railroad stations ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company


    • D.S.S. & A. RAILWAY DEPOT


      WEEKLY MINING JOURNAL
      May 11, 1901 P. 1 C.1

      NEW DEPOT ASSURED, SOUTH SHORE ROAD WILL ERECT IT ON FRONT STREET
      PLANS WILL BE HERE SHORTLY, CONSIDERABLE GRADING ON THE SITE COMPLETED
      THIS...
    • Railroad gang

    • Railroads -- Employees
    • Extremely early and unidentified photograph may record a crew from the railroad gang which cut, graded and laid the tracks from Powers to the new iron mines during 1877. The somber men appear well-equipped with shovels, sledge hammers and pick-like...
    • No. 3 train stuck in the snow

    • Railroads -- Snow protection and removal ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company




    • Source: The Alger County Republican
      Alger County, Rock River, Mi.
      March 14, 1891 Saturday

      Onota - No. 3,the Duluth west-bound passenger was stuck in
      the snow in the rock cut about 40 rods west of here last...
    • E. L. Fraser

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: NORTHWESTERN LUMBERMAN
      Jan 2, 1892

      E. L. Fraser has his new mill in the city (Marquette) about ready for business and hopes to begin running on January 15. He does not start his mill without orders for bill stuff to cut,...
    • At the Hawley Mill

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      February 27, 1892

      At The Hawley Mill

      The Cleveland Saw Mill & Lumber company expects to start up its big Dead river mill by April 15. There will be no trouble with logs this spring as...

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