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TC&W Chippewa River Bridge (W)

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Montevideo Rail Bridge (W)

Looking East

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2017

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BH Photo #412890

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Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Chippewa River on Twin Cities Western Railroad
Location
Montevideo, Chippewa County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1912, extended 1958
Builders
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Twin Cities Western Railroad (TCWR)
Design
4 Span Through plate girder
Western spans built 1958 by Bethlehem Steel Company during an apparent channel shift
Eastern Spans built 1912-3 by Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Company during original double tracking of line
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 160.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.94405, -95.72925   (decimal degrees)
44°56'39" N, 95°43'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/284683/4980359 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Montevideo
Inventory number
BH 55561 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 20, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Ballasted Deck"
  • February 14, 2013: Added by John Marvig

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