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BNSF - Minnesota River Crossing

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Ortonville Rail Bridge

East Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in March 2019

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BH Photo #445293

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Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Minnesota River on BNSF Railway
Location
Ortonville, Big Stone County, Minnesota, and Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1913 when the line was double tracked and relocated
Builder
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Twin Cities Western Railroad (TCWR)
Design
1 long concrete abutment
3 Deck plate girders
1 concrete abutment
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 240.0 ft.
Also called
MILW Bridge #O-260
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.29839, -96.45031   (decimal degrees)
45°17'54" N, 96°27'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/699908/5019260 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ortonville
Inventory number
BH 53126 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 20, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added categories "Ballasted Deck", "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad"
  • August 10, 2012: Added by John Marvig

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