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C&NW - Blue Earth River Bridge

Photo 

Garden City Rail Bridge

MNHS photo from 1899

Photo Contributed by John Marvig

BH Photo #272208

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Lattice deck truss bridge over Blue Earth River on Former C&NW RR
Location
Blue Earth County, Minnesota
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1899 during a line change, removed 1979
Railroad
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
Design
3 Lattice deck truss spans with two deck girder spans
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 157.0 ft.
Total length: 628.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.94973, -94.15875   (decimal degrees)
43°56'59" N, 94°09'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/407019/4866942 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Amboy
Inventory number
BH 57983 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2013: New photo from John Marvig
  • September 12, 2013: Added by John Marvig

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