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Perch Creek Bridge

Facts 

Overview
Concrete rainbow arch bridge over Perch Creek on CR 75
Location
Blue Earth County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1912
Design
Concrete rainbow arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 71.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.95639, -94.34139   (decimal degrees)
43°57'23" N, 94°20'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/392376/4867903 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Willow Creek
Inventory numbers
MN L5658 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20308 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 25, 2023: Updated by Nathan Holth: Demolished and replaced.
  • January 24, 2023: Updated by Paul Plassman: Fixed type from deck to through arch per forum photos

Sources 

Comments 

Perch Creek Bridge
Posted January 25, 2023, by mike krosch (michael [dot] krosch [at] blueearthcountymn [dot] gov)

Yes this bridge was replaced in 2008. There is a slab span there now.

Perch Creek Bridge
Posted January 24, 2023, by Luke

Yes

Perch Creek Bridge
Posted January 24, 2023, by Paul Plassman

Soo....is CR 75 the same as 140th Street? There is clearly just a slab at the pin location today, but I'm reluctant to mark this one off as lost due to the discrepancy in road names.

Perch Creek Bridge
Posted January 24, 2023, by Luke

I believe this may be a Marsh arch.

Perch Creek Bridge
Posted January 24, 2023, by Paul Plassman

Thanks for submitting these photos, Mike! It looks like this was a nice little small-scale example of a rainbow arch on a little country road.

Perch Creek Bridge
Posted January 24, 2023, by mike krosch (michael [dot] krosch [at] blueearthcountymn [dot] gov)

photos from 2007

Perch Creek Bridge
Posted January 24, 2023, by mike krosch (michael [dot] krosch [at] blueearthcountymn [dot] gov)

Photos from 2007