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Crossin' The Bridge
« on: June 12, 2009, 03:34:45 PM »
Spent a couple of hours on June 3-4 catchin' trucks crossin' the Mackinac Bridge. Found a spot by the escort waiting area in Mackinaw City MI where i could catch the northbound traffic as well as the trucks comin' south from St. Ignace. For a Jersey boy used to 2 axle trailers these Michigan rigs were just awesome to see in person.  :-o Hope Mackinac359 checks in & maybe can add some info about the local companies. Hope some enjoy the pics as much as i did takin' them.  :-)

Big Freight KW T800 passin' by as i arrived & just got out of the car.


Sabreline FL Columbia.


Transpro International.


Logger checking load before headin' over the bridge.


KW T800 chip hauler.


Couple of tankers waiting for an escort over the bridge.


International tanker headin' north.


International COE truck and trailer combo.


Southbound Hughston KW cattle hauler just comin' off the bridge.

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Crossin' The Bridge
« on: June 12, 2009, 03:34:45 PM »

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Re: Crossin' The Bridge
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009, 04:10:19 PM »

I can identify two of them for you Charlie.
Big Freight is out of Steinbach Manitoba.
The other caught my interest. The trailer is marked for Algoma Steel which is located in Sault Ste Marie Ontario.
It's too bad that Shunter resigned from the Forum. He used to drive for Trans Provincial Freight Carriers.


Spent a couple of hours on June 3-4 catchin' trucks crossin' the Mackinac Bridge. Found a spot by the escort waiting area in Mackinaw City MI where i could catch the northbound traffic as well as the trucks comin' south from St. Ignace. For a Jersey boy used to 2 axle trailers these Michigan rigs were just awesome to see in person.  :-o Hope Mackinac359 checks in & maybe can add some info about the local companies. Hope some enjoy the pics as much as i did takin' them.  :-)

Big Freight KW T800 passin' by as i arrived & just got out of the car.



Transpro International.



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Re: Crossin' The Bridge
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2009, 05:45:18 PM »
Awesome stuff Charlie.  Michigan and Ontario combined make up one of the most awesome trucking regions anywhere.

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Re: Crossin' The Bridge
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2009, 11:56:34 PM »
Interesting serie Charlie. Lot of whells there.

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Re: Crossin' The Bridge
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2009, 12:05:44 AM »
Every time I see a photo of one of these Michigan trucks with all the axles I think of a centipede.

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Re: Crossin' The Bridge
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2009, 12:32:32 AM »
Charlie
You were a mere 6 miles from me !

I recognize the International COE log hauler.  I've seen that truck for years.  A unique set-up for up here.
The Sabreliner Freightliners.. impressive sight with all those axles down when loaded.
I used to see lots of Transpro's up here.  Tankers, daycabs, many diffrent makes.

The truck traffic is so down now that I hardly take the time to site at near the toll plaza (north end) of The Bridge
for photo opportunities.

Tim


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Re: Crossin' The Bridge
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2009, 02:04:51 AM »
Very cool Michigan pics, Charlie! Makes me think back to my visit to the state in '07. Also makes me look more forward to touching down in the same state on Thursday...  :roll: :-D

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Re: Crossin' The Bridge
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2009, 02:32:41 AM »
Really like the centipedes rigs, that truck n trailer is pretty cool combinations. Are those wood haulers hualing pulp wood for a paper mill?


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Re: Crossin' The Bridge
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2009, 03:53:56 AM »
Did you get any pictures on top of the bridge Charlie?
How about the Blue Water Bridge? Get anything up there?

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Re: Crossin' The Bridge
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2009, 05:38:28 AM »
Nice pictures Charlie  :-o   :-D

I like that green KW and the tankers.

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Re: Crossin' The Bridge
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2009, 02:58:11 PM »
Charlie
You were a mere 6 miles from me !

Tim

I can kick myself for not getting your phone # before i left home.  :x Tried getting your # in the local phone book but couldn't find any listing for you.  :? Would have liked to get together for coffee and maybe split a pastie.  :lol: That's a beautiful area you live in Tim but i think i'll take a warmer climate in the winter. :-D

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Re: Crossin' The Bridge
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2009, 03:02:55 PM »
nice pictures.

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i see quite a few of Sabreline trucks in my area but their purple, not white

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Re: Crossin' The Bridge
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2009, 03:18:04 PM »
In my 30 years on the road I got to cross that bridge once with what was billed as an explosive storage locker(empty) loaded on a low bed. I crossed just about day light and found a small truck stop where I had breakfast and located my consignee in St Ignace who was a pipeline construction contractor. They got it off in short order and I was headed back the other way. I remember the toll was pretty steep for a 4 axle combo--told the collector I only wanted to cross the bridge not buy it. My recollection was it was quite wide compared to a lot of other bridges I have crossed. I imagine it is a thrill to cross when the wind is howling.
I haven't noticed the expression on the forum but I remember that some of those doubles rigs were called Michigan trains.

Nice shots Charlie

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Re: Crossin' The Bridge
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2009, 08:35:12 AM »
The northern midwest, Michigan in particular, certainly has one of the most unique "breeds" of trucks.  You got some good coverage here Charlie. 8-)

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Re: Crossin' The Bridge
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2009, 10:24:47 PM »
That COE Logger is Pretty Cool Looking  :-o :-o Nice Pics BTW  :-D

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