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    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • L 29 p 237 quit claim deed from

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Register of Deeds Office
      Houghton County
      Houghton, Mi.

      L 29 p 237

      Quit Claim Deed from the Michigan Land & Iron Co, Ltd. to the
      DSS&A Ry.

      Indenture made December 2, 1889, consideration $1, for Block2, Lots 1...
    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • Electric Park

    • Street -- Railroads
    • View of Electric Park Pavilion along the route of the Houghton County Traction Co between the communities of Houghton and Calumet, Michigan This park was owned by the Houghton County traction Company
    • DSS&A Railroad direct route

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Alger County Republican
      Rock River, Alger County, Mi.
      January 10, 1891 Saturday

      Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Ry.
      Direct Route between the East and Southeast and the great North-
      west, and all points on the South...
    • Ho! For Mackinac

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Daily Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      July 16, 1888
      Monday

      The Excursion

      Ishpeming - 825 tickets, good for a trip from Ishpeming to Houghton and return, are all ready in possession of the...
    • DSS&A Ry. local time table

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

      Local Time Table

      Corrected to June 8, 1890

      duluth ZENITH CITY short line

      No. 1. Daily Houghton Express, leaves Mackinaw City 6:50 am arrives Marquette, 2:00 pm; arrives Houghton 7:00 pm; arrives Lake Linden,...

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