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First Street Bridge

Photos 

Overview of east approach

The following four photos are the predecessors to the current bridge. The truss structure was built in the 1930s as part of the plan to build US Hwy. 16. The Hwy. was delegated to county status when I-90 was opened in 1978. This bridge remained until 2002.

Photo taken in 1998 by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #111969

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Blue Earth River on W. 1st Street (CSAH 16) in Blue Earth
Location
Blue Earth, Faribault County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1931; replaced 2002
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 117.1 ft.
Total length: 124.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.64464, -94.11568   (decimal degrees)
43°38'41" N, 94°06'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/410018/4833009 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blue Earth
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
3,397
Inventory numbers
MN 5128 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 36295 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 98.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 31, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • February 21, 2008: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

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