4. Coldwater River & Bridge

4. Coldwater River & Bridge (HM1SM0)

Location: Union City, MI 49094 Branch County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 3.907', W 85° 7.705'

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Union City Heritage Water Trail

The first wooden bridge was built across the Coldwater River in 1843 with a steel bridge erected about 1895. The current bridge was constructed in the late 1950s. The Coldwater River starts from Coldwater Lake and meanders northwest 29.5 miles before emptying into the St. Joe River just ahead. Slaves
followed the Coldwater River to Union City as part of The Underground Railroad. In the 1850s, John D. Zimmerman , a local blacksmith, was the self-appointed station-master on what became the 2nd station on The Underground Railroad.
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HM NumberHM1SM0
Marker Number4
Year Placed2016
Placed ByUnion City Heritage Water Trail
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 654844 N 4658700
Decimal Degrees42.06511667, -85.12841667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 3.907', W 85° 7.705'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 3' 54.42" N, 85° 7' 42.3" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)517
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near W Union City Rd, Union City MI 49094, US
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