BNSF Railroad Bridge
Photo taken by Matthew Lohry in May 2010
These bridges were built in 1926 and are very heavily used by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. A simple but long-lasting bridge type, these bridges appear to be concrete as you approach them, but a closer look underneath reveals steel stringers that have concrete beams on each side, as well as in between the stringers. The concrete is filled to be flush with the bottom of the stringers, giving the bridge a slab bridge appearance. The bridges are experiencing some spalling in several areas, but are in decent condition. I'm not sure how many trains cross these bridges on a daily basis, but I would estimate that at least 15 in each direction is a safe bet.
- Steel stringer bridge over Coon Rapids Blvd Extension on BNSF RR (to Central MN)
- Coon Rapids, Anoka County, Minnesota
- Open to traffic
- Built 1926
- Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +45.15156, -93.29433 (decimal degrees)
45°09'06" N, 93°17'40" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/476863/4999828 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Coon Rapids
- Inventory number
- BH 45166 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- April 20, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added categories "Ballasted Deck", "Northern Pacific Railroad", "Great Northern Railway"
- August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "railroad"
- May 4, 2010: Added by Matthew Lohry