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Below is a list of all the bridges that carry or cross railroad that are on this site. By default, bridges are listed in alphabetical order by name. You may sort the bridge list however you like by clicking on the button for the column you wish to sort by. Mozilla and Netscape Users may have trouble sorting the table. If you are looking for a particular bridge you may search for it by using your browser's built in "Find" command. In Internet Explorer, you would go to the "Edit" menu and select "Find." I also recommend running 1024x768 resolution, due to the width of the table. Note on bridge types: The category "type" in the table is a very general category, and refers to the type of bridge in an aesthetic and visual sense, NOT in the technical sense. The technical structural type is discussed within the page for the bridge.

Railfans might also be interested in viewing the Blue Water Bridge's photo gallery which has nice photos of a GT/CN train passing near a historic railroad depot under the bridge.

= This bridge is in danger (planned demolition, abandoned, etc).

= This bridge no longer exists.

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Bridge Name

 

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Road

 

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24th Street Railroad Bridge

Concrete

Railroad - CN (Formerly GTW Railway)St. Clair County, MIPort Huron24th StreetAn old GTW Railroad Overpass

Ann Arbor Railroad Bridge

Plate Girder

Railroad - Ann Arbor Railroad

Washtenaw County, MI

Ann Arbor

Huron River and US 23 Business Loop

This long bridge is a pattern book for plate girder bridges.

Beaver Dams Creek Railroad Bridge Plate Girder Railroad (Abandoned) Niagara Region, ON Thorold Beaver Dams Creek A tall, classic through plate girder.
Belle River Railroad BridgePlate GirderRailroad - CN (Former GTW)St. Clair County, MIRuralBelle RiverAn attractive deck plate girder.
Belle River Railroad BridgeArch (Stone)Railroad - AbandonedLapeer County, MIImlay CityBelle RiverA small, and very beautiful arch bridge is now part of a rail-trail.
Black River Railroad BridgeBascule (Draw)Railroad (CN)St. Clair County, MIPort Huron, MIBlack RiverA 1929 plate girder bascule that is still in use.
Blissfield Railroad Bridge Truss Railroad (Adrian-Blissfield) Lenawee County, MI Blissfield River Raisin A beautiful railroad truss bridge helps people deal with the ugly highway crossing next to the bridge.
Bridgeport Railroad BridgeTrussRailroad - (CSX) Saginaw County, MIBridgeportCass RiverA beautiful through railroad truss built in the classic railroad "overkill style".
Central Michigan Railway / Flint RiverTrussRailroad -  Central Michigan (Huron and Eastern RR)Saginaw County, MIRuralFlint RiverAn awesome through truss with unusual truss configuration.
Cheboygan South Railroad BridgeTruss Railroad (Now Rail-Trail) Cheboygan County, MI Rural (Near Cheboygan) Cheboygan River This is a good, early example of a railroad through truss built early in the American Bridge Company.
CN Railroad / M-54 BridgePlate GirderRailroad - CN (Amtrak)Genesee County, MIFlintM-54 (Dort Highway)A nice looking railroad overpass.

CN Railroad - Pine River Bridge

Plate Girder

Railroad - CN (Formerly GTW)

St. Clair County, MI

Rural

Pine River

A two span deck plate girder with many modifications

Dexter Railroad BridgeArch (Stone)Railroad - Norfolk Southern (Amtrak)Washtenaw County, MIDexterDexter - Pinckney RoadA one-lane stone arch bridge.

Dundee Railroad Bridge

Truss

Railroad (Ann Arbor Railroad)

Monroe County, MI

Dundee

River Raisin

This through truss also has some plate girder approaches, and the main truss span is supported by unusual caissons.

Fort Street Railroad Overpass ConcreteFort Street Wayne County, MI Detroit Railroad and Pleasant Street A huge amount of concrete was used to build this bridge.
Genesee Road Bridge Concrete Genesee Road (Former M-21) Lapeer County Rural (Near Lapeer) Railroad This bridge was the only one of its kind when Lapeer County reduced it to rubble.
Grand River Railroad Bridge Truss Railroad Haldimand County, ON Cayuga Grand River A very long multi-span deck truss for the trains.
I-94 BL BridgePlate GirderMilitary Street (I-94 BL)St. Clair County, MIPort HuronRailroad - CN (Amtrak)A rare highway plate girder, with modified sidewalk railings.
Imlay City Railroad BridgePlate GirderRailroad - CN (Amtrak)Lapeer County, MIImlay CityRailroad - AbandonedA good example of a classic through plate girder, built by Detroit Bridge and Iron Works.
Indian Creek Railroad Bridge Truss Railroad Chatham-Kent Region Chatham Indian Creek This railroad through truss has that classic overbuilt appearance that makes railroad bridges unique.
Lakeshore Road Bridge Bascule (Draw) (Plate Girder) Lakeshore Road Niagara Region, ON St. Catherines Welland Canal A good example of a through plate girder bascule bridge.
Lockport Railroad Bridge Truss Railroad (Falls Road Railroad) Niagara County, MI Lockport Erie Canal A railroad bridge with an impressive deck truss main span.
London North Branch Railroad Bridge Truss Railroad Middlesex County, Ontario London North Branch Thames River and Oxford Street Multiple spans, multiple configurations, and one skewed span, make this a bridge both large and fun to explore.
London South Branch Railroad Bridge Truss Railroad Middlesex County, Ontario London South Branch Thames River This bridge is mostly a deck truss - but part of the trusses stick up above the deck making it a bit like a pony also.
London Thames River Railroad Bridge Truss Railroad Middlesex County, Ontario London Thames River Setting new standards for massive, this bridge has gargantuan members and connections.
M-53 Imlay City Railroad BridgePlate GirderRailroad - CN (Amtrak)Lapeer County, MIImlay City M-53 (Van Dyke) A well decorated deck plate girder railroad overpass with concrete approach spans.
Mill Creek Railroad BridgeTrussRailroad - Wadhams - Avoca Rail-TrailSt. Clair County, MIRuralMill CreekA large, unusual railroad deck truss.

Monroe CN Railroad Bridge

Truss

Railroad (CN)

Monroe County, MI

Monroe

River Raisin

Sitting next to the Norfolk Southern Bridge, this bridge is itself an impressive three-span through truss bridge.

Monroe CSX Railroad Bridge

Truss

Railroad (CSX)

Monroe County, MI

Monroe

River Raisin

This is an impressive two-span through railroad truss with attractive portal bracing.

Monroe Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge

Truss

Railroad (Norfolk Southern)

Monroe County, MI

Monroe

River Raisin

This spectacular bridge is not only impressive to the eye, it is also a rare example of a railroad truss bridge with pinned connections.

Port Huron Railroad BridgeBascule (Draw)Railroad (CSX)St. Clair County, MIPort HuronBlack RiverUnused for many years, this truss bascule is an now just a large landmark.
Rockwood Railroad Bridge Truss Railroad (Norfolk Southern) Wayne County, MI Rockwood Huron River A nice railroad through truss with unusual portal bracing and deck plate girder approaches.
Romeo Railroad Bridge Plate Girder Railroad (CN, Now Rail-Trail) Macomb County, MIRural (Near Romeo) Clinton River North Branch This railroad plate girder has become part of a rail-trail.
Rouge River Railroad Bascule Bridge Bascule (Draw) Railroad (CN, former GTW) Wayne County, MI Detroit Rouge River This is a cool looking bascule bridge in Detroit.
Sarnia Road Bridge Truss Sarnia Road Middlesex County, Ontario London Railroad A short and unusual one-lane pin connected truss on a busy road adds interest to a roadway.
Sebewaing Railroad Bridge Plate Girder Railroad (Huron and Eastern) Huron County, MI Sebewaing Sebewaing River This is a multi-span plate girder with a through girder main span and a deck girder approach.
Thames Street Bridge Arch (Stone) Railroad Middlesex County, Ontario London Thames Street This is a nice stone arch bridge, that is among the oldest of London's bridges.
Welland Canal 2 Railroad BridgeTruss (Swing) Railroad (CN) Niagara Region, ONRural Welland Canal (Abandoned Branch) A rare camelback truss swing bridge still carries a lot of train traffic.
Welland Railroad BridgeTruss (Swing) Railroad Niagara Region, ON Welland Welland Canal (Abandoned Branch) An extremely rare example of a Baltimore truss railroad swing bridge.
Whitmore Lake Road BridgeBeamWhitmore Lake RoadLivingston County, MIRuralRailroad (Tracks Removed)A late example of 1950s era beam bridge design.
Whirlpool Railroad Bridge Truss (Cantilever) Railroad  (Central Michigan Railway) (Canadian Pacific) Niagara Counties, NY and ON Niagara Falls NY and ON Niagara River A 1920s deck cantilever bridge.
Vernon Railroad Bridge Plate Girder Railroad (Abandoned Tuscola and Saginaw Bay) Shiawassee County, MI Vernon Holly Drain A small skewed through plate girder on an abandoned railroad.