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Buffalo River Bridge

Photos 

East approach

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2009

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BH Photo #146525

Facts 

Overview
5-panel pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge over Buffalo River on CR 91
Location
Clay County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1915; Replaced in 2011
Design
Pratt through truss with A-frame portal bracing and pinned connections
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 90.6 ft.
Total length: 216.9 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.93417, -96.64167   (decimal degrees)
46°56'03" N, 96°38'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/679510/5200548 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dilworth
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
90
Inventory numbers
MN 1815 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20327 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 30, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge was slaughtered in favor of an ugly piece of modernization
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated bridge type
  • September 16, 2009: New photos from Jason Smith

Sources 

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

Comments 

Buffalo River Bridge
Posted November 6, 2011, by Glenn Hagfors (mnragnar [at] earthlink [dot] net)

This appears to be gone! Sattelite image from October 2nd, 2011 shows construction equipment on site.