I was asked by the Glancy O Gauge Model Railroad Club to make a rendition of the Adrian, Michigan stone arch bridge for their permanent layout at the Detroit Historical Museum. The Adrian, Michigan bridge is a 2 arch bridge, built in 1867, traversing a rather tall but not very wide ravine where it crosses over the River Raisin. Due to club's need for a bridge to cross a wide, but not very tall space, I had to make this bridge 3 arches, rather than 2, and used some artistic license in order to complete the task.|
The Detroit Historical Museum is currently undergoing complete renovation, and is currently closed until around Thanksgiving 2012, with the layout is being completely re-designed, and renovated as well. When it does re-open, it will feature an entirely new track plan, and the Adrian Bridge, along with other things that I have volunteered to make for the layout.
Here are some photos of the bridge, as I completed it, prior to installation at the museum:
And here are 2 more once installed, as they continue to re-construct the layout:
I am also building a matching pair of abutments for Hellgate Bridge and the two reddish orange approach bridges to rest on.
Here are some photos of them, as well:
And, some more after painting and installation on the layout:
Here is a photo of the real thing, used with permission:
The museum will re-open on 11-23-12. If in the Detroit area, please visit the museum and layout in person, it is quite a place.