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Petersen Bridge


Minnesota River Bridge on Brown Co. 8 From east side

Photo taken by David Erickson

BH Photo #127161



Pony truss bridge over Minnesota River on CH3/CR8
Brown County, Minnesota, and Renville County, Minnesota
Open to traffic
Built 1918
Riveted Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 81.0 ft.
Total length: 250.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Minnesota River Bridge
Eden Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.48281, -94.82687   (decimal degrees)
44°28'58" N, 94°49'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/354725/4927123 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Morgan NE
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
Inventory numbers
MN 2110 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20316 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 3, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected name, added link
  • September 20, 2010: Updated by Jason Smith: Changed the name of the bridge
  • March 16, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated GPS coordinates and span information
  • November 4, 2008: New photos from David Erickson



Petersen Bridge
Posted June 5, 2019, by Tony berg (punyaps [at] newulmtel [dot] net)

Bridge is closed to traffic due to undercutting of piers. Fate uncertain because of low traffic count and high cost of handling a historic bridge.

Petersen Bridge
Posted September 19, 2013, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

This bridge is threatened with closure or replacement after inspection revealed that the piers have lost half of its concrete, plus some structural problems were revealed and noted. The bridge is open to traffic but probably not for long.

Link: http://mankatofreepress.com/local/x1612843887/Rural-bridge-p...