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Blood Run Creek Bridge

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The present bridge

While the pony truss bridge is gone, the monument, which was established in 1868 comemorating the point where the three states (MN, SD, and IA) meet still stands today.

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2009

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BH Photo #146537

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Blood Run Creek on 268th Street at the point where MN, SD, and IA meet
Location
Lyon County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a concrete bridge
Design
Warren pony truss with all verticals and riveted connections
Dimensions
Span length: 39.0 ft.
Total length: 39.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.47651, -96.48669   (decimal degrees)
43°28'35" N, 96°29'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/705817/4819518 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Larchwood
Land survey
T. 100 N., R. 48 W., Sec. 23
Inventory numbers
IA 231560 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13922 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 11, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added category "Riveted"
  • September 22, 2009: Updated by Jason Smith: Bridge was a riveted Warren pony truss bridge

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com