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Closed bridge in Marenisco Township may see new life


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MARENISCO TOWNSHIP — A retired bridge on Copps Mine Road might see new life if the Marenisco Board of Trustees can manage to relocate it.

That was the word from Bruce Mahler, township supervisor, on Wednesday.

“There’s a steel bridge that spans the Presque Isle River, and the Gogebic County Road Commission is going to be taking that bridge out,” said Mahler by phone.

He noted that, although the bridge is closed and no longer safe to use, it still has historical value.

According to Mahler, the State Historical Preservation Office has declared that the bri...