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Dam Fishing: 1914

Dam Fishing: 1914

Ann Arbor, Mich., circa 1914. "Huron River (Argo) dam." Bridge by the Toledo Massillon Bridge Co. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

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RE: In Living Color

The Shorpy photo shows bridge pilings made of concrete while the postcard, only a few years earlier, shows steel girders with cross-braces.

I can only assume that the steel supports were replaced by concrete, but doing that while keeping the bridge intact and operating under rail traffic must have been quite an engineering feat!!

In living color

This postcard from circa 1910.

View April 2017 from top of new Argo Dam.

A view that has changed surprisingly little

The railroad bridge looks the same today. And people still fish along that stretch of river. The dam, though, was replaced with a newer, larger model at some point that's located a little farther downstream.

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