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Lac Qui Parle Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2010

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BH Photo #191710

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
8-panel riveted Parker through truss bridge over Minnesota River/Lac Qui Parle Lake on MN 40
Location
Chippewa County, Minnesota, and Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic but now doomed
History
Built 1938
Design
8-panel riveted Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 162.4 ft.
Total length: 220.5 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Minnesota River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.09750, -95.98028   (decimal degrees)
45°05'51" N, 95°58'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/265507/4998103 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Milan
Inventory numbers
MN 5380 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20325 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 39.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
540

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2016: Updated by Elliott Johnson: Added category "Minnesota River"
  • March 22, 2016: Updated by Art Suckewer: Chageed status description to doomed
  • January 7, 2011: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated bridge information
  • January 6, 2011: New photos from Jason Smith
  • July 30, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry

Comments 

Lac Qui Parle Bridge
Posted June 30, 2017, by BS

30 June 2017

See the West Central Tribune of Willmar, MN June 29/30-

Front page article about replacement & Bidletting on this Bridge --

Sad to say - It is all but gone-

BS

Lac Qui Parle Bridge
Posted March 23, 2016, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

I guess you cannot change ignorance. Even figures indicated that rehab was much cheaper than replacement. Dumb move. I guess the only option left is to save the HB and relocate it where it will be wanted. I'll see if and how that can be done. :-(

Lac Qui Parle Bridge
Posted March 22, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

The state wanted to rehab it, the locals wanted it gone. The locals won...

http://www.wctrib.com/news/local/3992063-mndot-plans-replace...

Doomed...

Lac Qui Parle Bridge
Posted December 30, 2015, by Don Morrison

I must request Die Toten Hosen also play this benefit. The winter pictures look like you'd need a little "Ice Cold Bommerlunder" or "Ten Little Jaegermeisters" to stay warm. 8^)

And of course, the Scorpions are still touring and have some great songs. Make it a German band trifecta.

Sorry about the English - My Deutsch isn't so great, and I didn't want the indignity of using babelfish.

Lac Qui Parle Bridge
Posted December 29, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Ein foosball ist kaputt. ;-)

Lac Qui Parle Bridge
Posted December 29, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Jason, da Sie Deutsch sprechen können vielleicht könnten Sie zu Rammstein zu sprechen und sie auf der Brücke zu tun eine Spendenaktion Benefizkonzert.

Lac Qui Parle Bridge
Posted December 29, 2015, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

Frage für das Forum wg. Milanbrücke im Bundestaat Minnesota in den USA: http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2015/12/30/milan-bridg...

Lac Qui Parle Bridge
Posted December 11, 2015, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

Latest on the bridge: The structure is still standing but MnDOT will decide in the spring 2016 whether replacing or rehabilitating the bridge will be pursued. According to the most recent article, the state is in favor of rehabbing the bridge, the residents are not. Should they favor replacing the bridge, construction will not happen before 2020. More here: http://www.wctrib.com/news/region/3901428-mndot-decide-milan...

JS

Lac Qui Parle Bridge
Posted July 7, 2015, by BS

There was another article in the West Central Tribune (Willmar, MN)about this bridge being replaced in June 2015.

Front page article - but when continued on inside it talks about the problem - being not wide enough for farm equipment. BS

Lac Qui Parle Bridge
Posted June 13, 2015, by BS

13 June 2015

Through Truss bridge west of Milan on MN Hwy # 40

Not sure - But this bridge is subject to replacement-

There have been articles about it being replaced in the West Central Tribune (Willmar, MN) newspaper earlier this spring of 2015-

The issue seems to be that farmers cannot get their big equipment across

BS