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CP - Mississippi River Bridge


Looking east toward the main span.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in May 2006


BH Photo #111990

Street Views 


Vertical Lift Bridge with a Warren through truss bridge span over Mississippi River/1st Street on Railroad
Hastings, Dakota County, Minnesota, and Washington County, Minnesota
Open to rail traffic
Built 1981
- Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff Corporation of Kansas City, Kansas (Designer)
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
Vertical lift bridge with a Warren through truss for the main and approach spans Portal bracing for the vertical lift span is a 60 heel bracing and a 3-rhombus Howe lattice with 45 heel bracing.
Length of largest span: 324.0 ft.
Total length: 1,755.0 ft.
Also called
MILW - Mississippi River Bridge
MILW Bridge #L-268
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.74645, -92.84768   (decimal degrees)
44°44'47" N, 92°50'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/512058/4954795 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1995)
Inventory numbers
MN L9990 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 36302 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 1999)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 20, 2019: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs
  • March 28, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 6, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 26, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 11, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added photographs, categories, & edited name ever-so slightly
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "railroad"
  • June 22, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Navigable waterway", "Soo Line Railroad", "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad"
  • September 13, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • June 23, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • June 23, 2010: New photos from Matthew Lohry
  • February 22, 2008: Added by Robert Elder

Related Bridges 


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry
  • Cliff Darby - cliffsta1987 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia - Hastings Rail Bridge article
  • Luke
  • Douglas Butler
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com


DM&E Mississippi River Bridge
Posted January 29, 2014, by jim ball (rails777 [at] msn [dot] com)

This is the Canadian Pacific railroad bridge, former Milwaukee road, the DME uses this bridge but they are owned by the CP.