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Re: Port Huron C&O trestle over black River drainage creek.
Veery interesting Milw555. You just refreshed my memory. I remember in the late 80s maybe even the earky 90s seeing the bridge girders still in place over the black river canal but ties or anything on it I. Remeber right. At the time idid not know that it was a railroad trestle. I just figured it was a way to cross the creek for walkers or possibly a road bridge. Around that time I began to wonder if the tracks in croswell ever came into port Huron. I assumed they did and became interested in finding out exactly where they entered port Huron at and where they went after croswell. This is before I had found any naps showing the old r.o.w. Into port Huron. So went out in my car around 93 or so and found what I could of the grade south of croswell. Then shortly after I found a map showing where the entire abandoned section of the railroad went after croswell south into Port Huron. I find it interesting how it crossed military street along m136 and then again right before the blue water bridge, and again next to the chicken in the rough restaurant. I had no idea it went down the center of 12th street and then curved to the east around the back of the current moving van place and then crossed military st. again next to chicken in the rough until about 15 years ago or so. If anyone has any photos of this section of the line or the bridge in place please post them. I would be very interested in seeing them