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Stop Demolition Permit for The Pere Marquette Railroad Bridge
  • Petitioning Michigan's State Historic Preservation Office

This petition will be delivered to:

Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer,
Michigan's State Historic Preservation Office
State Historic Preservation Officer
Michigan's State Historic Preservation Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Colette.M.Luff File Number LRE-1929-150020-S12

Stop Demolition Permit for The Pere Marquette Railroad Bridge

    1. Rob From Port Huron
    2. Petition by

      Rob From Port Huron

      Port Huron, MI

The Pere Marquette Railroad Bridge in Port Huron uses a special patented design that, based on research, was only used in eight bridges in the country, Today, only six of those eight bridges remain. The bridge is historically significant because it represents an unusual, rare, patented bridge design and as such demonstrates the creativity and ingenuity of bridge engineers of the past.”

The bridge was constructed in 1931 by the American Bridge Company of New York.
The Bridge has been used as a Navigational Marker for Decades and If destroyed would alter Port Huron, Michigan's Skyline for Ever!


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Michael Damron HARRISON TWP, MI
      • 7 months ago

      History reminds the future of its own roots; it is humbling to revel at the genius of the past to fertile the genius to come.

    • Theodore C. Ekelund, III PORT HURON, MI
      • 7 months ago

      I'm a Railroader(GTWRR 31 Yrs.) and a Boater. This Landmark is part of both. Both daytime fog or nighttime lights you know your close to Black River's safety when you see that bridge. Save it, Thank you.

    • Ellison L Wefel Jr BLUE RIDGE, VA
      • 7 months ago

      I am from Port Huron and worked for the C&O and believe this bridge needs to be preserved.

    • Robert Richards PORT HURON, MI
      • 7 months ago

      Its an irreplaceable local landmark. A defining piece of the landscape and history of our home town

    • Jacob Shephard BROWN CITY, MI
      • 8 months ago

      With the lack of old iron raising bridges left it would be a great landmark to show what America used to make before sending all our work over seas!


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