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Ziegler's Ford Bridge

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Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cobb River on Township road 96
Location
Blue Earth County, Minnesota
Status
Removed
Future prospects
Removed in 1995; road abandoned
History
Built 1904; removed in 1995
Builder
- Mayer Brothers Construction Co. of Mankato, Minnesota
Design
Pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge with A-frame portal bracings. Bridge was the smallest of its type in MN when it was removed in 1995.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 66.9 ft.
Total length: 73.2 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.02900, -93.99300   (decimal degrees)
44°01'44" N, 93°59'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/420425/4875572 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beauford
Inventory numbers
MN L5659 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 45800 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/1991)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1969)
30

Update Log 

  • June 25, 2017: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed wayward coordinates
  • August 5, 2010: Added by Jason Smith

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