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    • Soo bridge

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

    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      April 30, 1887
      Saturday

      The "Soo" Bridge
      The "Soo" bridge is being built by four railroads in conjunction with the GT, CPR, DSS&A and the MSSM&A. The contracts...
    • 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...
    • South Shore notes

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


    • Source: The Mining Journal, Co., Marquette, MI
      March 17, 1888

      South Shore Notes less expense. The survey is avery
      A representative of the Mining Journal called at the
      office of Brown, Howard and Co. this...
    • Cut in the pine woods

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      April 26, 1890

      Cut in the Pine Woods

      Ishpeming - The cut of pine logs this winter at the various camps of the Michigan Lumber Co., will exceed that of last winter by several million...
    • 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...
    • Longest logging railroad

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The L'Anse Sentinel
      L'Anse, Baraga county, Mi.
      June 13, 1891 Saturday

      The Longest Logging R. R.

      The longest logging railroad in Mi., and probably in the world is that of the Manistique Lumber Co. It extends from the...
    • On the Dead River Road

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      April 23, 1892

      On the Dead River Road

      When the frost went out the quicksand got in its work and the great embankment at the last curve before the hoist is reached, ten miles from...
    • Along the line

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      January 3, 1891 Saturday

      Along The Line

      On the Duluth division this winter there is great activity as far as logging operations are concerned the Nester estate is getting out over...
    • Work progressing fast

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Daily Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      March 21, 1890
      Friday

      Work Progressing Fast

      Pi1e driving the new No. 4 Dock is progressing rapidly. The contractors, Messers. Henry and Balch, expect to have the dock...
    • Roadway progress

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • This photo shows the components for the roadway being worked on. Shown here are the center mall (median), two feet wide & four inches high. The center driving lane of open grid, eleven feet wide. The outer lanes are of open mesh, twelve feet...
    • Tower going up

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • In this photo can be seen the foundation cylinder that is sitting on bedrock some 200 feet below the water surface. At eight feet below the surface (-8) the pedestals raise to ten feet above the water (+10). Upon the pedestals the steel tower...
    • Cable bent pier cofferdam

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • The cofferdams used for the cable bent piers, built at St Ignace, were 75 feet high and 50 feet in diameter. They were sunk to bedrock (65 feet for pier No. 21, the north cable bent pier) sheet piling was added and excavation was done within.
    • Soon to be a shipper

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      August 6, 1892

      Soon To Be a Shipper

      Ishpeming - At the Iron Center property, near Union Park, the shaft is to be enlarged from its present size to 6 x 12 feet, and newly timbered from...
    • 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...
    • Ishpeming George Mcdonald

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      February 16, 1887

      Ishpeming - George McDonald will put in 2,000,000 feet of logs for his mill at Redruth, six miles west of Michigamme, in Baraga County. There is at present three and a...
    • Ice

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Ice around the sough tower pier in the spring. Ice is a constant problem to navigation in the Straights of Mackinac into late spring. Ice can range up to several feet thick with windrows over twenty feet thick.
    • Tower caisson

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • After the caisson was damaged by dynamiting the hardpan the channel had to be dammed up and pumps were used to keep the area dry so crews could repair the damage. This section is 44 feet tall and has a diameter of 116 feet. The buoyant caisson...
    • Tower pier

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • The tower bolts extend above the concrete here as workers prepare they for concrete. The pedestals will top out at 25 feet above the water. The bolts will be embedded 20 feet into the concrete

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