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Dakota Rail Trail - S. Fork Crow River Bridge

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Mayer Railroad Bridge

Trail nearly completed, will be finished next spring

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2013

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BH Photo #249231

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over S. Fork Crow River on Abandoned Burlington Northern Railroad
Location
Mayer, Carver County, Minnesota
Status
Opened to pedestrians December 2012
History
Replaced older bridge in 1939, piers rebuilt 1971, abandoned 2001. recievied rehabilitation as a trail 2012
Railroads
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Dakota Rail Incorperated (DAKR)
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
2 Spans Trestle
1-25' DPG
1-70' DPG
1-25' DPG
3 Spans Trestle
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 185.0 ft.
Also called
Mayer Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.88435, -93.91686   (decimal degrees)
44°53'04" N, 93°55'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/427592/4970512 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mayer
Inventory number
BH 52705 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 17, 2013: New photo from John Marvig
  • February 14, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 8, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge has opened to trail users
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • June 23, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Great Northern Railway"
  • June 23, 2012: Added by John Marvig

Sources 

Comments 

Mayer Railroad Bridge
Posted February 17, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Trail almost open, permanent handrails to be added next spring, expected to formally open April 2013

Mayer Railroad Bridge
Posted December 8, 2012, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Drove by it today. It had full fencing and a deck, with an overlook providing stellar views from the east bank.