Oct 21-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: October: Oct 21-05
Steel bridge, colorful trappings    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Brian & Shawn Malone

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 05:17 am:

Make sure you know the weight of your vehicle and passengers as you approach this steel span, the sign before crossing informs you that the weight limit is 40 tons. Looks like Brian and Shawn Malone headed out for a drive in Negaunee Township looking for some color and were rewarded with a view including the hues of the leaves and the blending of the rusting steel bridge on County Road 510. Also known as the Dead River Bypass, we were given directions how to find this road from E. Neil Harri on Wednesday's Pasty Cam, "You can access 510 from just East of old Marquette airport on Midway Drive…."

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 05:36 am:

Woah! This morning as we were publishing the picture of the day, I happened to notice the weather over on Pasty.NET. First I recall seeing sub-freezing temp this Fall.

By Smfwixom (Trollperson) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 06:10 am:

Beautiful picture - wish I was UP there!

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 06:14 am:

Thanks for this picture. A favorite road for all of
us displaced Marquette County people.
It's been a good fall, though. Guess it's time
for frost and sub-freezing temperatures.

By Therese (Therese) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 06:14 am:

Beautiful photo! I remember an old steel bridge back home in Wyandotte when I was a kid: the Mill Street Bridge that crossed the Ecorse Crick (as we kids pronounced it then). It was closed and finally torn down some years ago. Always a thrill to cross it and hear the girders humming. By the way, it's 24 degrees here this morning between Harbor Springs and Pellston. Hard frost and white moon.

By JARMO ITÄNIEMI (Japei) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 06:42 am:

Morning also from Suomi!

Picture is very gentle (nice..) - would be certainly emotionals ride this way some sunday and between stop and eat sandwiches!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 07:06 am:

Japei has a great idea. This is a super pic. Sorry about the weather. It's not so bad here yet.

By Randall Ollila (Rwolli) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 07:45 am:

Morning All.

Todays picture is a good canidate for WOW. I second the Japei idea. Enjoy the day everyone!

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 07:54 am:

I wonder when this bridge was built. I know that after ww2 alot of bridges were built in rural areas from left over temp bridges that were meant for Europe.Dont think I would like to meet a logging truck while going across this one.

By Donald R. Elzinga (Donagain) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 07:58 am:

We are very lucky thar the big Dead River Flood did not destroy this bridge, it came very close to doing it.

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 08:13 am:

I love that old bridge.

If you have never been there, that road north
is a great sunday afternoon drive.

By Stephanie (Stefani13) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 09:22 am:

How nice to see a view some of my family sees every day. Makes me feel a little closer...

By Mike B. Wishin I was back in the Yoop (Mikeb) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 09:25 am:

Here's wishing good luck to the Trojans and Lakers tomorrow. Very important HS football game for both schools.

Should be a hard fought battle, no matter who emerges the victor.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 09:41 am:

Wow, the colors are beautiful in this pic...almost looks like an oil painting. Love the old steel bridge. John and Anne, I think this would be a white knuckle ride across this bridge, in a semi...or at least a 'hold your breath' until you get to the other side without encountering another vehicle.

By Misty Bond (Mistyb) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 09:52 am:

This is a great picture! What a great view of God's country

By Lulubelle/Hancock (Lulubelle) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 10:31 am:

I was wondering if this old bridge was where U.S.41 used to go? Remember driving over bridges like this in days gone by.

Beautiful fall picture.

By Shelley Trowbridge (Shelleyt36) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 10:36 am:

Another nice picture for color viewing folks like me. It's sure getting to feel like fall here in the lower peninsula too!

By Nancy Pritchard (Kate) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 10:48 am:

Here is another view of the bridge from a pastycam guest contributor last year. Compare the colors!


By Nancy Pritchard (Kate) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 10:51 am:

Oh-Oh....maybe it's not the same bridge...still beautiful tho'!!

By Justin Johnson (Tinksno) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 02:33 pm:

Since the dam broke have the Falls been accessible? I remember going over this bridge up towards the substation where we would park and walk a trail to the falls.

By WALTER TOROLA (Walt) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 03:49 pm:


By Melissa (Melissa5876) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 04:06 pm:

What a gorgeous picture!

By Inwis (Inwis) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 05:47 pm:

that very bridge was brought from the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania..http://www.pcnate.com/bridges/truss/cr510/

By 69 TOOT (Flyindamooney) on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 10:04 pm:

Walt...............58 feet deep? That is mighty deep for any UP river. Will have to check this one out. Beautiful shot.....

By shawn (Twoyoopers) on Saturday, October 22, 2005 - 02:40 am:

Thanks all for the nice commments.
You know, I spent alot of time in the Cincinnati area years ago, and that bridge looks like something seen frequently in Ohio-Pennsylvania area- Thanks for the fun fact.

By shawn (Twoyoopers) on Monday, October 24, 2005 - 12:58 pm:

the falls are accessible, but not the same as pre-flood. All the shorelines are scrubbed,, clogged with large downed trees, will take years to be aesthetically pleasing again.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 10:43 pm:

Beautiful photo.

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