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Minnesota River Bluffs Trail - Bluff Creek Arch

Photos 

Bluff Creek Tunnel

Trail Above about 50' Photo taken from southern portal

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2010

BH Photo #193129

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete Arch Bridge over Bluff Creek on Minnesota River Bluffs Trail
Location
Chanhassen, Carver County, Minnesota
Status
Rails to Trails
History
Built 1903 when the line was relocated. Tracks removed in 1991, trail built 2001.
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL; MSTL)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Concrete Arch
17'6" diameter
Dimensions
Total length: 17.8 ft.
Deck width: 176.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.81381, -93.54117   (decimal degrees)
44°48'50" N, 93°32'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/457209/4962409 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shakopee
Inventory number
BH 47935 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 11, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "railroad"
  • July 18, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Rail-to-trail"
  • February 2, 2011: Added by John Marvig

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