Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad Culvert

Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad Culvert

The Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad (GR&I) reached Algoma Township in 1867. A series of wooden trestles were built across Wicked Creek, later named Stegman Creek. In 1885, after repeated fires and floods, the GR&I hired James House to cut fieldstones from his farm and built this culvert to stabilize the trestle. Eventually the GR&I abandoned the trestle and buried it intact within a wall of dirt above the culvert.
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Registered Site L1999
Erected 1997

Location: 11101 Summit Avenue
Algoma Township, Kent County

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Latitude: 43.1652478, Longitude: -85.5664157

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