Marquette Ore Dock No. 6, Approach, Between Fifth & Lake Streets, Marquette, Marquette County, MI
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Between Fifth & Lake Streets, Marquette, MI
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER MI-45-A
Building/structure dates: 1932 initial construction
Significance: The steel approach is an integral part of the ore dock complex. It is an example of structural steel construction which takes railroad trackage through a commercial portion of the city of Marquette. Train loads of iron ore were raised from street level to the top of the ore dock which is 85 feet 7 inches in elevation. The inexpensive price of steel during the Great Depression allowed the South Shore Dock Company to construct this portion of the approach out of steel rather than timbers.
Merritt-Chapman & Whitney Corporation
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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