Rating:
3 votes

Victoria Drive Overpass

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Victoria Drive Overpass

Crossed dual tracks until 1936. Would be a major connection in the Clover Ridge area of Chaska if it were to become a trail, creating a faster and softer grade between Clover Ridge and northern Chaska

Photo taken by John Marvig in April 2011

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BH Photo #249171

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Twin Cities Western Railroad on Former Victoria Drive
Location
Chaska, Carver County, Minnesota
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1935, abandoned 2009 after the new Pioneer Trail Connection made road obsolete
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Twin Cities Western Railroad (TCWR)
Design
Wooden overpass
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 36.1 ft.
Total length: 141.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.82222, -93.63528   (decimal degrees)
44°49'20" N, 93°38'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/449775/4963398 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Victoria
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
2,500
Inventory numbers
MN L2728 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 55564 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 25.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 20, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge has been removed
  • March 22, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • February 14, 2013: Added by John Marvig

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