Old M-95 / Michigamme River

MDOT Historic Bridge Marquette County Old M-95 / Michigamme River

County: Marquette

City/Township: Republic Twp.

Location: Old M-95 / Michigamme River

Year Built: 1910

About this Bridge:
Located about two miles south of the village of Witch Lake, this graceful concrete arch bridge spans the Michigamme River on an abandoned segment of M-95. The crossing is situated immediately west of the current alignment of the highway, immediately north of the Dickinson County line. The structure is comprised of two filled spandrel arches, with elliptically shaped, continuous arch rings. These 60-foot arches spring from massive concrete abutments and a center pier with bullnosed cutwaters on the upstream (east) side. The cambered, earthen deck is bounded on both sides by solid concrete guardrails with incised rectangular panels. The date “1910" is inscribed on one of the guardrails. Now situated on a private road, the Michigamme River Bridge is in unaltered, though deteriorating condition.