Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

8-1-1964

Description

Rail yard at Rices Point, on the shore of Lake Superior. The yard was owned by Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NP) at the time of this photograph (1964). The Blatnik Bridge, an automobile bridge, was completed in 1961 and carried auto traffic between Superior, Wisconsin an Duluth, Minnesota on Route 535 and US 53. The railway bridges seen in this photo are steel swing truss spans, which means the bridges would rotate to allow for boats to pass. They were built in the late 19th century and have since been demolished.

Notes

http://www.johnweeks.com/river_stlouis/pages/stlL05.html Retrieved 2 July 2012 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_A._Blatnik_Bridge Retrieved 2 July 2012 http://duluthsuperior.railfan.net/railroad_yards_of_the_twin_ports.htm Retrieved 2 July 2012

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Bridges -- Railroad bridges -- Minnesota -- Duluth; Transportation -- Harbors -- United States; Superior, Lake;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Minnesota

City Name

Duluth

Keywords

transportation, commerce, Lake Superior, Great Lakes, harbors, waterfront, rail yards, ports

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