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DM&E - Mississippi River Bridge

Photos 

Looking east toward the main span.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in May 2006

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BH Photo #111990

Map 

Street View 

    Facts 

    Overview
    Vertical Lift Bridge with a Warren through truss bridge span over Mississippi River/1st Street on Railroad
    Location
    Hastings, Dakota County, Minnesota, and Washington County, Minnesota
    Status
    Open to rail traffic
    History
    Built 1981
    Builder
    - Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff Corporation of Kansas City, Kansas (Designer)
    Railroads
    - Amtrak (AMTK)
    - Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
    - Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
    - Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
    - Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
    Design
    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.
    Dimensions
    Length of largest span: 324.0 ft.
    Total length: 1,755.0 ft.
    Also called
    MILW - Mississippi River Bridge
    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:
    Hastings
    Average daily traffic (as of 1995)
    400
    Inventory numbers
    L-268
    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 

    • 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 

    Sources 

    • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
    • Matt Lohry
    • Cliff Darby - clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com
    • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
    • Wikipedia - Hastings Rail Bridge article
    • Luke
    • Douglas Butler

    Comments 

    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.

    Thanks!