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    • Wreck of Portage bridge

    • Bridges, Portage Lake (Houghton County, Mich.)
    • This view of the wreck taken from the Hancock side, west side of the bridge shows the barges placed in the opening and railings installed for safe passage of pedestrians. This bridge is the only way to cross to the north side of Portage Lake.
    • Second Bridge

    • Bridges, Portage Lake (Houghton County, Mich.)
    • This view of the second Portage Lake bridge built in 1895 was taken from the Hancock side. Note the speed limit sign next to the horse drawn carriage (""slow to 15 MPH""). In the left foreground a train approaches the lower level of the bridge...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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