When I first saw it, I was not sure if it was a bridge, dam or waterfall or a little bit of all three. On the Salmon Trout River near the town of Redridge is this massive steel structure. It has water flowing underneath and from its rusty girders, it looks as if it has been standing for a long time. It was one of only three steel dams of it’s type in the United States and it was constructed in 1901. The dam was built to create a reservoir for the Atlantic Stamping Mill in Redridge. The mill is gone but water still flows over the dam.
Redride is in the Keweenaw and west of Houghton, It’s not far from the ruins in Freda, you can read about them in my post HERE
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