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Michigan Central Depot

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Mr. Ilawks, the engineer ot me juic├╝igan Central road, was in the city Friday, and in an interview the following facto were gathered anent the new depot. The Central company has purcliased the ground south of thelr tracks and west of State street, where the brewery and other old buildings stand. By grading down that hill they propose to get room for a depot building to be 100x40 fcot In dlineusions with sheds similar to those in the Detroit depot (running aloug side the track both cast and west) to shelter people waiting tor trains. Having purchased the land, $25,000 bas been set aside for grading down, building and other expenses. It is thought the first will take $5,000 thus leaving $20,000 for the balance. Now the comp iny desires a bridge put over the tracks al the Detroit street crossing inasmuch as it is a great deal safer. So they offer to put up a stone depot to cost not less than $20,000 and to build the masonry for a bridge provided the city will build the bridge and do the grading for its approaches. They also wish to have State street closed where it crosses the track going to the Fifth ward, sijce it is, and always has been, an exceedingly dangerous place for teams. The bridge is estimatcd to cost $4,000 and the grading up from the lower town side would be about the same expense, although the dirt could be obtained right there from the grading down for the building and mlght cost less than that figure. If the city does this it would have to be by a vote of the citizens. This is usually done in large cities, but if the company had to put up the bridge here it would take jast that amount from the building.


Ann Arbor Courier
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