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M&StL - Cottonwood River Bridge

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Published prior to 1923

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BH Photo #367525

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Facts 

Overview
Pratt deck truss bridge over Cottonwood River on Former C&NW Railway
Location
New Ulm, Brown County, Minnesota
Status
Removed
History
Built 1899, Removed in the 1970s
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL; MSTL)
Design
230' Pratt deck truss
15 spans of deck girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 230.0 ft.
Total length: 790.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.28260, -94.43485   (decimal degrees)
44°16'57" N, 94°26'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/385509/4904262 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Ulm
Inventory number
BH 58808 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • November 14, 2013: Added by John Marvig

Sources 

  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • MNHS - Picture of bridge construction
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

M&StL Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted November 14, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

The ruins of this bridge are extensive. On the south side, many supports remain. A few remain on the north side. The south abutment still stands, while the north abutment is clearly buried in an access road (stone can be seen). 2 large main piers still exist in the river. Its a shame that the bridge is gone.