Fate of historic Port Huron train bridge unknown

Associated Press

Port Huron – Preserve it or purge it? The saga continues over a historic train bridge on the edge of the Black River in Port Huron.

The Times Herald reports Wednesday the Friends of the Pere Marquette Bridge received a purchase agreement from the Port Huron Yacht Club. The club, which owns the bridge, told the nonprofit it can buy the bridge equipment for $10,000.

The price drops to $1 if the friends group meets several qualifications, including providing a detailed plan to dismantle and remove it.

The yacht club wants the bridge gone because it stands over a navigable waterway. The friends group wants to save the landmark.

They have been hashing it out with the Army Corps of Engineers, which is reviewing the proposals.

The bridge was built in 1931.