“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Union City in Branch County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The Arbogast Bridge

Union City Heritage Water Trail

The Arbogast Bridge Marker image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Val Rossman, June 20, 2016
1. The Arbogast Bridge Marker
Union City Heritage Water Trail website entry #26
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The Arbogast Bridge is considered the east end of Union Lake. The wetlands surrounding the bridge are significant habitat to many types of birds and waterfowl. Keep your eye peeled for swans, sandhill cranes, loons, cormorants, heron, egrets, geese, ducks and more. Eagles and osprey are often seen over the lake.
Erected 2016 by Union City Heritage Water Trail. (Marker Number 26.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Michigan - Union City Heritage Water Trail series list.
Location. 42° 3.778′ N, 85° 9.434′ W. Marker is near Union City, Michigan, in Branch County. This marker is on private property please do not attempt to access it by trespassing on foot. It is meant to be viewed by paddling the St. Joseph River as part of the Union City Heritage Water Trail. It is on the south bank of the St. Joe River just east of the Arbogast Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union City MI 49094, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Municipal Pond" Becomes Union Lake (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carp Rodeo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Indigenous Residents (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elkhorn Lodge: Home of "Skinny" Bullock (approx. half a mile away); Gerald Davison's Hilltop House (approx. half a mile away); Head of St. Joe Navigation (approx. 0.7 miles away); Alumni Field (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Park Street "Spencer" Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union City.
More about this marker. There are 28 of these markers comprising the Union City Heritage Water Trail on the Coldwater River and the St. Joseph River launched in 2016 for the village's Sesquicentennial. These markers can be viewed by paddling the 5 mile stretch of river from the JP Palmer Launch in the Village of Union City to the Riley Dam on the SW Corner of Union Lake. Most of these markers CANNOT by accessed by foot as they are on private property along the river. Please do not trespass. More details can be found at
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2016, by Val Rossman of Union City, Michigan. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 17 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 24, 2016, by Val Rossman of Union City, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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