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Kevin E. Musser


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The Keweenaw Photo Shop

Photo Album 23


This page is devoted to those of you who wish to share your photos of the Copper Country with those who visit this site. If you have a photo or two or three that you would like to share please send electronic copies to me and I will be happy to display them here. If you don't have access to a scanner and would still like to have your photos displayed here just send me a note and we will work it out. It's a good way to get your photos scanned for free and have fun sharing your work with others in the process. Hope to hear from you soon. (Kevin Musser)

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These interesting photos were taken by Perry Brumm's grandfather who helped to build this bridge, a long time fixture on the way from Lake Linden up the hill to Calumet. Perry relates: It was taken in August of 1968 and shows the C&H crane after lifting the first main beam in place. The beams were brought in to a rail siding up the hill from the bridge and hauled down the hill to be put in place. A few of the people that are seen in the picture are C&H employees that we hired shortly after the start of the strike.  For many years we thought the only train that crossed the bridge was one that my grandfather paid C&H to run across to check the gauge of the rails, it wasn't until I saw the photo of the C&H locomotive crossing in 1972, that I  realized that the bridge had been used twice. Thank you Perry for sharing your family photos with us.


(Perry Brumm Collection).

The Photos of Perry Brumm

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Preparing the ground for the new bridge

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Driving pilings for the southern bridge pier

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Preparing the ground for the bridge pier

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Building the foundation for the new bridge, the old bridge in the background

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Pouring concrete in the southern pier

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Preparing to set the new bridge in place

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Bridge superstructure loaded on a flatbed semi getting ready to be unloaded

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Bridge superstructure being set in place

 

 

 

 

 


 



 


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