Tracks Over Tracks

Tracks Over Tracks (HM1ZG8)

Location: West Bloomfield Township, MI 48324 Oakland County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 35.479', W 83° 21.196'

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on the Detroit United Railway

Transportation transformed the landscape of rural West Bloomfield
as electric trolleys and automobiles appeared around the turn of the 20th century. Many people traveled here for the first time from Detroit and Pontiac, and real estate developers sold lakefront lots. For easier access to beach communities north of the tracks, the Detroit United Railway (DUR) built an overpass to carry its trolleys to the other side of the Grand Trunk Railroad.

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High on the overpass bridge, trolley riders enjoyed views of Orchard Lake to the west and Pine Lake to the east.
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HM NumberHM1ZG8
Series This marker is part of the series
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Placed ByMotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 306918 N 4718117
Decimal Degrees42.59131667, -83.35326667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 35.479', W 83° 21.196'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 35' 28.74" N, 83° 21' 11.76" W
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Area Code(s)248
Closest Postal AddressAt or near W Bloomfield Trail, West Bloomfield Township MI 48324, US
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