Portage Lake Bridge Open for Ship Passage

A Great Lakes steamer passes through the Portage Lake swing bridge that connects Houghton and Hancock, Michigan.  This two-level bridge carries railroad traffic on the lower level and street traffic on the upper level. Note the streetcar (left) waiting for the ship to pass.   Electronic reproduction of photograph from The Bridges of Houghton County.
Abstract/Description: A Great Lakes steamer passes through the Portage Lake swing bridge that connects Houghton and Hancock, Michigan. This two-level bridge carries railroad traffic on the lower level and street traffic on the upper level. Note the streetcar (left) waiting for the ship to pass. Electronic reproduction of photograph from The Bridges of Houghton County.
Subject(s): Bridges
Houghton County (Mich.)
Houghton (Mich.)
Hancock (Mich.)
Date Created: 1875 - 1959 (approximate)