Rating:
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MN258 Cottonwood River Bridge

Photos 

Entering the bridge

Photo taken by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #177791

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Cottonwood River on MN 258
Location
Brown County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1950; demolished and replaced 2012
Design
Riveted Parker through truss with 5-rhombus portal bracing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 157.2 ft.
Total length: 163.1 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.9 ft.
Also called
Bridge 6535
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.23111, -94.90639   (decimal degrees)
44°13'52" N, 94°54'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/347750/4899309 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Springfield
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
470
Inventory numbers
MN 6535 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20311 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 45.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 15, 2012: Updated by Fmiser: changed status to "replaced"
  • April 16, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • September 18, 2010: Updated by Jason Smith: Added info about the bridge; changed the building date
  • July 30, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith

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Comments 

Cottonwood River (Mn Hwy 258) Bridge
Posted October 15, 2012, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

It's gone. It looks like the new bridge is in the same location as the old and there is no evidence of the old bridge left.

I just uploaded a photo of how it looks now.