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    • Last Spike Driven

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi
      September 17, 1887

      The Last Spike Driven

      The Iron Horse Reaches the Sault and the Town Goes Wild

      S. S. Marie, Sept. 16 - The first train on the DSS&A reched S. S. Marie today and...
    • Other piers

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • The frame for one of the roadway piers is lowered into place. Sheet piling will be driven in around the frame to make it into a coffer dam. Spud piles were driven into the lake bottom for support.
    • Other piers

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • The frame for one of the roadway piers is lowered into place. Sheet piling will be driven in around the frame to make it into a coffer dam. Spud piles were driven into the lake bottom for support.
    • Hay press

    • Farm equipment
    • This hay press was used to bale hay. It is driven by a gasoline "hit-n-miss" engine. This machine is moved from place to place by horses.
    • Roadway Paving

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Work on the paving of the north roadway approach is about complete as can be seen by the fact that vehicles have been driven to the work area on this part of the bridge project
    • Pier no. 18 tilts

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Pier No. 18, the south cable bent pier, started to tilt. This was discovered from the constant inspections and surveying. Piles were driven to bedrock on the low side to stop the movement and digging and loading on the high side was done to right...
    • 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...
    • Gismo

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Driving H-beams at an angle is a tough job. The ""gismo"" made this demanding job go quite well. These piles were driven to refusal at bedrock and gave the pier ""legs"" to stand on just as a chair has legs that allow it to sit on the floor.
    • Tower caisson corral

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Two of the four corrals designed to hold the tower caisson in place during descent. The legs are made of 20 inch steel pipe with spuds inside them. The spuds were driven to bedrock in order to contain the caisson and guide it. These devices were...
    • Railroad Celebration

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Sault Ste. Marie Democrat
      Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mi.
      December 1, 1887
      Thursday

      Railroad Celebration
      For several weeks previous to the arrival of the DSS&A, the
      Democrat endeavored to...
    • Contract signed

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      Saturday, December 17, 1887

      The Contract Signed

      For some time the constractors [* contractors]have been figuring on plans prepared by Mr. J.A. Latcha, chief engineer of the DSS&A for the...
    • Claim no.r 18

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • DSS&A Ry.

      1889

      Claim No. 18
      By John Cameron, Newberry, Mi., ankle fractured while loading horses upon car at Eckerman, Mi., February 18, 1889. In switching, train was driven violently against car, knocking horses down, one of...

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