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Porter Hollow Embankment and Culvert

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Built  1885
Opened  1885
NRHP Reference #  01001018
Added to NRHP  24 September 2001
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Location  White Pine Trail at Stegman Creek, W of Summit Ave., Algoma Township, Michigan
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The Porter Hollow Embankment and Culvert is now a stone bridge and trestle over the Stegman Creek along the White Pine Trail in Algoma Township, Michigan.

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History

The Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad completed its railway through Algoma Township in 1867. Porter Hollow was an unincorporated community along this route, about 3 miles north of Rockford. At Porter Hollow the railroad built a large wooden trestle over Stegman Creek, then known as Wicked Creek. In 1883 a flood damaged the trestle, and a local farmer, James House, collected field stones to build the current trestle over the creek.

Today

That stone bridge withstood the rigors of railroad use for nearly a century, and it is in good condition today. The trestle is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a key bridge along the White Pine Trail.

References

Porter Hollow Embankment and Culvert Wikipedia


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