Grand Haven in Ottawa County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Grand Trunk Western Bridge Approach Signal
This electrified signal with its colored lights indicated to the engineer of the train whether the bridge was open to water traffic or closed and lined up for railroad and was safe to bring the train across the bridge.
The tracks and swing bridge were removed in 1970's.
The signal was donated by the Village of Spring Lake to the City of Grand Haven in 1981.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1981.
Location. 43° 4.042′ N, 86° 13.729′ W. Marker is in Grand Haven, Michigan, in Ottawa County. Marker is on Jackson Street near North Second Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Haven MI 49417, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pere Marquette Steam Locomotive (a few steps from this marker); Pere Marquette Auto Box Car No 72222 (a few steps from this marker); Pere Marquette Caboose No. A-986 (within shouting distance Grand Trunk Western Standard Coaling Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Trunk Western, Wood Caboose No. 77915 (within shouting distance of this marker); Model 5 Autoflag "Wig-Wag" Crossing Signal (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Reformed Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Akeley Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Haven.
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