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    • View the Sign

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Visitors to the area look at the billboard size drawing of the bridge. There were one of these on both sides of the straits so people could get an idea of what was going on out there in the straits.
    • Tower caisson

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • This completed first section of a tower caisson (No. 20) is ready to take the trip to the bridge 90 miles away. The unit was built on the beach. The crane had to dredge a channel so the caisson could be towed off the beach and into Lake Huron for...
    • Catwalk

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • The windless used to pull the mesh along the cables in sitting ""on the deck"". This self-powered unit pulled the mesh out and tightened it up so it could be secured. This unit was powered by its own gas engine.
    • Caisson launch

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • The first section of the tower caissons were constructed at Alpena, MI, launched from the beach and towed by tugboat to the construction site 90 miles to the Northwest. The ""soil"" was so hard that dynamite was used to break it up so drag lines...
    • Wire splicing

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • The coils of suspension cable wire were rolled onto large reels and spliced so each reel contained about 320,000 feet of wire, or about 16 tons. Wire diameter is about .192 inches or about as thick as a pencil.
    • Wire splicing

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • The coils of suspension cable wire were rolled onto large reels and spliced so each reel contained about 320,000 feet of wire, or about 16 tons. Wire diameter is about .192 inches or about as thick as a pencil.
    • Our railway relations

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Sources: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      December 11, 1886

      Our Railway Relations

      They are Going to be Far-Reaching when

      Roads Now in Contemplation are Built

      A Portland, Ma., dispatch to...
    • Popular with the ""boys""

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      November 15, 1889 Saturday

      Popular With The "Boys"

      General Manager Fitch of the South Shore, is a popular man with those who hold subordinate positions on the road. The boys ahve to toe the "mark," but...
    • Preparing for the Railroad

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

      Preparing for the Railroad

      Ishpeming:- Hills and Dishno, of Ishpeming, are moving a number of houses, including the post office, a store and several dwellings...
    • Ishpeming - a day or so ago

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      September 7, 1889

      Ishpeming: - . . . A day or so ago, when one of the South Shore pasenger trains stopped at a flag station a few miles west of here, the first class coach happened to be...
    • Misplaced Switch

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      September 3, 1887
      Saturday

      A misplaced switch yesterday noon caused a heavy coal train
      caming up the cut leading from the merchandise dock to run into a lot of...
    • New man in charge

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      September 14, 1889

      The New Man in Charge

      Negaunee.- The change in station agents at the DSS&A depot in this city was effected Thursday. Mr. George W. Kilmer, the retiring officer being...
    • Ontonagon's Hope

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      September 14, 1889

      Ontonagon's Hope

      Ontonagon will soon be given direct rail communication with the outer world. The Milwaukee & Northern extension from Hill Creek to the O. & B. R. R....
    • 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...

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