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Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway

Reporting mark: M&StL; MSTL
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3 Rivers Trail - Gotch Park Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1899, converted for trail use in 1991
Through truss bridge over East Fork Des Moines River on the Three Rivers Bike Trail at Gotch Park near Humboldt
Open to pedestrians and bicyclists only

3 Rivers Trail Overpass (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1917
Pony/through plate girder bridge over 3 Rivers Trail on 3 Rivers Trail
Open to pedestrians

Abandoned C&NW - 13th Street Overpass (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1930
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over 13th Street NE on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Derelict/abandoned

Abandoned C&NW - Elm Drive Overpass (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1920
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Elm Drive on Abandoned C&NW Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

Abandoned C&NW - Willow Creek Bridge (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1904
Deck plate girder bridge over Willow Creek on Abandoned C&NW Railway
Abandoned

Abandoned C&NW - Winnebago River Bridge (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1900
Abandoned warren deck truss bridge over Winnebago River on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Abandoned

Abandoned CNW - State Street Overpass (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1930
Pony/through plate girder bridge over E. State Street on Abandoned C&NW Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

Albert Lea Viaduct (Freeborn County, Minnesota)
Built 1934 by A. Guthrie & Co. of Minneapolis; replaced 2001
Lost two-span through truss bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks on MN 13 in Albert Lea
Replaced by modern bridge

BNSF - Nemo Rd Overpass (Warren County, Illinois)
Built 1907
Bridge over Nemo Rd (abandoned) on BNSF (former AT&SF) Rwy
Open

BNSF - Yellow Medicine River Bridge (W) (Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota)
Built 1941 replacing an older trestle
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Yellow Medicine River and County Road on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

CB&Q/M&StL - Elm Street Railroad Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1880; Caught fire 1956; Removed 1968
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
Removed but not replaced

Cedar Lake Trail Bridge - Minnehaha Creek Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1900
Deck plate girder bridge over Minnehaha Creek on Cedar Lake Trail
Open to pedestrians only

CN - Beaver Creek Trestle (Prairie Bridges Park) (Franklin County, Iowa)
Abandoned 2014
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Beaver Creek on former North Central Railway Authority
Derelict/abandoned with rails removed

CN/FDDM Overpass (Webster County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Former Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railroad ROW on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CNW - Little Sioux River Bridge (Brooke) (Buena Vista County, Iowa)
Removed 1980
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Little Sioux River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Removed

CNW - Shady Oak Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Removed 1981
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway "Mud Line"
Removed

CNW - Spring Creek Bridge (Franklin County, Iowa)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Spring Creek on Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

CNW - Winnebago River Bridge (Winnebago County, Iowa)
Lost Timber Stringer bridge over Winnebago River on Former Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Removed but not replaced

DM&E - Little Sioux River Bridge (Clay County, Iowa)
Built 1901;
Pony truss bridge over Little Sioux River on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DMU - Raccoon River Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Removed 2005
Lost Through truss bridge over Raccoon River on Railroad
Removed

Farm Road Crooked Creek Tributary Trestle (Washington County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Tributary of Crooked Creek on Farm Road
Open to private traffic

Field Road Honey Creek Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Honey Creek on Private Field Road (Former M&StL)
Open to private vtraffic

First Carver Railroad Bridge (Carver County, Minnesota)
Built 1871 for the M&STL
Lost through truss bridge over Minnesota River on Former Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Ft. Dodge Nature Trail - Lionel Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Built 1901
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Soldier Creek on Fort Dodge Nature Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Ft. Dodge Nature Trail - Soldier Creek Bridge #2 (Webster County, Iowa)
Built 1901
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Soldier Creek on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Graffiti Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1925, Lost 1991
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Valley View Road on Former Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

IAIS - Ashworth Park Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1897; Replaced 2017
Warren Through Truss bridge over Trail and Walnut Creek on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IARR - Albion River Bottoms Trestle (Marshall County, Iowa)
Abandoned 2012
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over backwater pond/intermittent tributary of Iowa River on abandoned railroad (former IARR)
Derelict/abandoned

IARR - Drainage Ditch Bridge (Marshall County, Iowa)
Abandoned 2012
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Ditch on abandoned railroad (former IARR)
Closed

IARR - Iowa River Bridge (Albion) (Marshall County, Iowa)
Built 1900, abandoned 2012
Warren through truss bridge over Iowa River on Iowa River Rail Trail (Planned)
Abandoned

IARR - Iowa River Bridge (Union) (Hardin County, Iowa)
Built 1900, abandoned 2012
Warren Through truss bridge over Iowa River on Iowa River Rail Trail (Planned)
Derelict/abandoned

IARR - Natural Stream Bridge (Hardin County, Iowa)
Abandoned 2012
Abandoned timber Stringer bridge over a Natural Stream on Iowa River Rail Trail (Planned)
Derelict/abandoned

IARR - Old Road Overpass (Hardin County, Iowa)
Abandoned 2012
Timber stringer bridge over Abandoned Road on Iowa River Rail Trail (Planned)
Abandoned

IARR - South Fork Trestle (Hardin County, Iowa)
Abandoned 2012, Severely damaged by arson on Oct. 14, 2015
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over South Fork Iowa River on Iowa River Rail Trail (Planned)
Derelict/abandoned with severe fire damage

IARR - Summit Street Overpass (Marshall County, Iowa)
Built 1931, abandoned 2012
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Summit Street on abandoned railroad (former IARR)
Intact but closed to all traffic

Iowa River Rail Trail - Steamboat Rock Bridge (Hardin County, Iowa)
Built 1926; Abandoned 2012, Converted to Trail Use 2017
Deck Girder bridge over Iowa River on Iowa River Rail Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Lake Minnetonka LRT Trail - MN-7 Overpass (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1934
Deck plate girder bridge over MN-7 on Lake Minnetonka LRT Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Luce Line Trail - Watertown Bridge (Carver County, Minnesota)
Built 1929, approaches removed 1970, rebuilt and opened as trail 1978
Deck plate girder bridge over S. Fork Crow River on Luce Line Trail (Former C&NW)
Open to pedestrians only

Luce Line Trail Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1885 in Pearl, Illinois; Relocated to Long Lake in 1914; Relocated again 2008
Pratt through truss bridge over Wayzata Boulevard on Luce Line State Trail
Open to pedestrians

M&StL - Beaver Creek Bridge (Worth County, Iowa)
Built 1900; Replaced ?
Lost Warren through truss with sub-panels bridge over Beaver Creek on Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

M&StL - Black Hawk Chute Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Built 1909; Abandoned 1971
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Black Hawk Chute on Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Abandoned

M&StL - Buffalo Creek Bridge (Winnebago County, Iowa)
Abandoned bridge over Buffalo Creek on Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

M&STL - Carver Bridge (Carver County, Minnesota)
Built 1917 replacing a swing span built in the 1898 and earlier in 1871; Removed completely Fall 2011
Deck plate girder bridge over Minnesota River on UPRR (Minneapolis and St. Louis RR)
Lost

M&StL - Cottonwood River Bridge (Brown County, Minnesota)
Built 1899, Removed in the 1970s
Pratt deck truss bridge over Cottonwood River on Former C&NW Railway
Removed

M&StL - Des Moines River Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Lost 4 span quadrangular through truss over Des Moines River on former M&STL
Removed

M&StL - Des Moines River Bridge (Tracy) (Mahaska County, Iowa)
Built 1907 using parts from the CBQ bridge at Plattsmouth, removed 1950
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over over Des Moines River on Railroad
Removed

M&StL - Eddyville Rail Bridge (Old) (Monroe County, Iowa)
Built 1884; Replaced 1926
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River & Muchakinock Creek on Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

M&StL - Filled In Road Overpass (Hardin County, Iowa)
Area below filled in sometime betwixt the 1930s and the 1950s aerial imagery
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Road on Railroad
Open to traffic, Filled in from below

M&StL - Iowa River Bridge (Belmond) (Wright County, Iowa)
Lost Bridge over Iowa River on Railroad Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Removed

M&StL - Iowa Slough Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Built 1947, abandoned after Mississippi River Bridge Fire in 1981
Steel stringer bridge over Iowa Slough on Former Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Intact but closed to all traffic

M&StL - L Avenue Overpass (Louisa County, Iowa)
Built 1899
Arch Bridge over L Avenue on Abandoned Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Open to traffic

M&StL - Little Sioux River Bridge (Spencer) (Clay County, Iowa)
Removed 1936
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Little Sioux River on Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

M&StL - M Avenue Overpass (Louisa County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed 1971
Lost Stringer bridge over M Avenue on Chicago and Northwestern Railway
Removed but not replaced

M&StL - Mississippi River Bridge (Mercer County, Illinois)
Built 1909; Abandoned 1971; Partially lost to fire in 1981
Vertical lift bridge that carried the M&StL across the Mississippi River at Keithsburg
Abandoned

M&StL - Muchakinock Creek Bridge (Beacon) (Mahaska County, Iowa)
Removed ca. 1950
Lost Girder bridge over Muchakinock Creek & Elm Street on Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Removed

M&StL - Pike Run Bridge (Winnebago County, Iowa)
Abandoned bridge over Pike Run on Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

M&STL - Pope Creek Bridge (Mercer County, Illinois)
Built 1901
Abandoned Modified Warren through truss bridge over Pope Creek on Abandoned C&NW Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

M&StL - Sioux Rapids High Bridge (Buena Vista County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1909; Removed 1936
Lost Warren deck truss bridge over Little Sioux River on Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Removed

M&StL - Skunk River Bridge (Jefferson County, Iowa)
Built 1924
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Skunk River on Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Removed

M&STL - Small Stream Bridge (Henry County, Iowa)
Abandoned bridge over Small Stream on Abandoned Railroad (M&StL)
Derelict/abandoned

M&StL - Smith Creek Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Smith Creek on Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Partially destroyed by flooding

M&StL - Walnut Creek Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1901; Removed ?
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Walnut Creek on Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Removed

M&STL - Willow Creek Bridge (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Lost pratt deck truss bridge over Willow Creek on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

M&StL/RI Overpass (Mahaska County, Iowa)
Removed in the 1950s
Lost Girder bridge over Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad on Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Removed but not replaced

Minnesota River Bluffs Trail - Bluff Creek Arch (Carver County, Minnesota)
Built 1903 when the line was relocated. Tracks removed in 1991, trail built 2001.
Concrete Arch Bridge over Bluff Creek on Minnesota River Bluffs Trail
Rails to Trails

MPL - High Island Creek Bridge (Sibley County, Minnesota)
Built Ca. 1955, Rehabilitated 2014
Timber stringer bridge over High Island Creek on Minnesota Prairie Line Railroad
Open to traffic

MPLI - Minnesota River Bridge (Redwood County, Minnesota)
Built 1896
Pratt through truss bridge over Minnesota River on Twin Cities and Western Railroad
Open to traffic

MPLI - Redwood River Bridge (Redwood County, Minnesota)
Built 1898
Warren through truss bridge over Redwood River on Minnesota Prairie Line
Open to traffic

MPLI - Sulphur Lake Bridge (Redwood County, Minnesota)
This trestle replaced an 89 span trestle at the same location in 1941
Timber stringer bridge over Sulphur Lake on Twin Cities and Western Railroad
Open to traffic

Rippey Railroad Right-of-Way - Snake Creek Bridge (Greene County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Snake Creek on Rippey Railroad Right-of-Way
Open to pedestrians only

Second Carver Railroad Bridge (Carver County, Minnesota)
Built 1895
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Minnesota River on Former Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

SIRy - Chariton River Bridge (Appanoose County, Iowa)
Built 1900, closed due to severe fire damage 1966, demolished soon after.
Lost Subdivided Warren through truss bridge over Chariton River on former Southern Industrial Railroad/Southern Iowa Railway
Demolished

Twin City Rapid Transit - Hopkins Viaduct (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway/Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad on Twin Cities Rapid Transit
Removed

UP - .Timber Creek Bridge (N) (Marshall County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Timber Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - 135th Street Overpass (Mahaska County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1900, Currently part of North Mahaska Schools Outdoor Learning Center
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over 135th Street on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to railroad traffic above, road cut off from passing through the arch.

UP - 2nd Avenue Overpass (Poweshiek County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over 2nd Avenue on Railroad (UP)
Open to traffic

UP - 310th Street Overpass (Marshall County, Iowa)
Built 1934
Bridge over 310th Street on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - 460th Avenue Overpass (Poweshiek County, Iowa)
Built 1940
Steel Stringer Bridge over 460th Avenue on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - 465th Avenue Overpass (Poweshiek County, Iowa)
Built 1940
Steel Stringer Bridge over 465th Avenue on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - 475th Avenue Overpass (Poweshiek County, Iowa)
Built 1940
Steel Stringer Bridge over 475th Avenue on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Bear Creek Tributary Bridge (Jasper County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Bear Creek Tributary on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - County D36 Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Built 1930
Steel stringer bridge over County Road D36 on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Drainage Bridge (Scott County, Minnesota)
Built 1948 for the M&STL, replacing an older trestle
Steel stringer bridge over Drainage Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Eddyville Rail Bridge (Monroe County, Iowa)
First Bridge built 1870, second built 1884, this one built ca. 1926, approach washed out and filled in 1964
Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River & Muchakinock Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - English Creek Bridge (Poweshiek County, Iowa)
Bridge over English Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - English Creek Bridge #3 (Poweshiek County, Iowa)
Bridge over English Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - English Creek Bridge #5 (Poweshiek County, Iowa)
Bridge over English Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - IA-4 Overpass (Emmet County, Iowa)
Built 1934
Steel stringer bridge over IA 4 on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - IA146 Overpass (Poweshiek County, Iowa)
Built 1915
Bridge over IA 146 on Railroad (UP)
Open to traffic

UP - Industrial Park Bridge (Monroe County, Iowa)
Built 1895
Warren through truss bridge over Backwater Lake on UP RR
Open to traffic

UP - Jordan Creek Bridge (E) (Polk County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Jordan Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Jordan Creek Bridge (W) (Polk County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Jordan Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Linn Creek Bridge (S) (Marshall County, Iowa)
Girder bridge over Linn Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Lizard Creek Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Lizard Creek on Union Pacific
Open to traffic

UP - Lockman Trestle (Monroe County, Iowa)
Built 1925, abandoned early 2000s
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over 147th ST/Miller Creek branch on former UP RR by the old town of Lockman.
Derelict/abandoned with rails removed

UP - Main Street Overpass (Carver County, Minnesota)
Built 1926
Steel stringer bridge over Main Street on UPRR (Minneapolis and St. Louis RR)
Preserved in Place

UP - Miller Creek Bridge #1 (Monroe County, Iowa)
Built 1895, abandoned early 2000s.
Abandoned through truss bridge over Miller Creek on former UP RR
Derelict/abandoned with rails removed

UP - Miller Creek Bridge #10 (Monroe County, Iowa)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over branch of Miller Creek on former UP RR
Derelict/abandoned with rails removed

UP - Miller Creek Bridge #2 (Monroe County, Iowa)
Built 1911, abandoned early 2000s
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Miller Creek on former UP RR
Derelict/abandoned with rails removed

UP - Miller Creek Bridge #3 (Monroe County, Iowa)
Built 1895, Abandoned early 2000s
Abandoned through truss bridge over Miller Creek on former UP RR
Derelict/abandoned with rails removed