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    • Tower caisson

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Photo shows the cutting edge of the tower caisson No. 19 during fabrication at Alpena, MI. Designed to work like a cookie cutter this caisson is filled with aggregate in the double wall area which acts as weight to drive it through the...
    • To begin work immediately

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

    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      December 11, 1886
      Tp Begin Work Immediately
      Sunday evening Col. W. M. Rexford, of Rexford Bros. & Hodge, the contractors for the Sault branch of The DSS&A was interviewed at the Clifton...
    • Tower caisson move

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • One of the completed tower caisson cutting (1st) section sits at the Alpena fabrication site while machinery digs a channel out to Lake Huron so the caisson can be towed by tug to the straights, 990 miles away
    • Tower caisson move

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Dragline digs the channel that will be used to float the tower caisson (first section or cutting section) out onto Lake Huron. Note that the other tower caisson in in the right background.
    • 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...
    • Fearful wreck on DSS&A

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Alger County Republican
      Rock River, Alger County Mi.
      June 20, 1891 Saturday

      Fearful Wreck on The DSS&A at L'Anse

      A special from Marquette says: A frightful train wreck occurred Thursday on the L'Anse grade of the...
    • Business opening up

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      April 16, 1892

      Business Opening UP

      The big Dead River mill will begin cutting today for the season of 1892 just to get the machinery limbered up and everything in apple pie order for...
    • Progress of the survey

    • Railroads -- Design and construction ; Railroads -- Employees ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      January 8, 1887 Saturday

      Progress of the Survey

      The corps for the survey of the liine for the DSS&A is now fully organized and work is progress all along the line from Sturgeon...
    • Col. Rexford has 200 men

    • Railroads -- Design and construction ; Railroads -- Employees ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      January 8, 1887 Saturday


      Col. Rexford has 200 men at work near Sage Jct., getting out ties and expects to commence cutting out the right of way this week. His firm, Rexford Bros &...
    • Dead River lumber cut

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      March 1, 1890
      Saturday

      Dead River Lumber Cut

      J. C. Brown, who has been operating on the upper Dead River for Hawley & McGraw, was in the city last Wednesday and reported a very...
    • DSS&A  hauling logs --1890

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • DSS & A RY HAULING LOGS-- 1890

      Upper Peninsula News...William Walton & Company have put in a camp and are cutting near Anthony on the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway. They have about 6.000,000 feet there which will a11 come out by...
    • Progress of the Survey

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      January 8, 1887 Saturday

      Progress of the Survey The corps for the survey of the line for the DSS&A is now fully organized and work is progressing all along the line from Sturgeon west...
    • Two hours at Hallston

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Alger County Republican
      Au Train, Alger County, Mi.
      December 1, 1888
      Saturday

      Two Hours at Hallston

      Our reporter had occasion to drop off at the new town of Hallston on Monday. Hallston is the new name the...

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