Minnesota Valley State Trail - Chaska Swing Bridge
Chaska Swing Bridge
Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2011
BH Photo #252140
Swing span constructed 1900. Original north approach came from Kellogg, Minnesota (over the Zumbro River), and was originally fabricated 1886. Moved here 1905, replaced 1911 and sent to Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
- Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Minnesota River on Chaska-Shakopee Trail
- Shakopee, Carver County, Minnesota, and Scott County, Minnesota
- Future prospects
- Removed 1996
- Built 1900, Approach Replaced 1905 and again in 1911; Imploded August 1996 due to sinking pier
- - F.E. Rice (Engineer)
- - Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- The first bridge here was a wood swing bridge, known as the Shakopee Draw bridge, built by Hastings and Dakota Railway. Rebuilt by Milwaukee Road in 1905 as a 3 span Pratt Truss, with 2 spans connected.
Length of largest span: 302.0 ft.
Total length: 400.0 ft.
- Also called
- MILW - Chaska Swing Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +44.78249, -93.58183 (decimal degrees)
44°46'57" N, 93°34'55" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/453969/4958952 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 47920 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 10, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
- August 18, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: added additional build date
- July 3, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added Builder per MILW Archives
- May 14, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
- April 6, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added Catagories and link to documentation photos
- August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added categories "Minnesota River", "railroad"
- March 22, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad"
- February 2, 2011: Added by John Marvig