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North Branch Root River Bridge

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north approach

We (my wife and I) happened to find this bridge while getting lost in the fall wilderness.

Photo taken in 2005 by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #111978

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over North Branch Root River on CR 124
Location
Fillmore County, Minnesota
Status
Closed
History
Built 1939
Design
Riveted, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 154.9 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.82056, -92.16806   (decimal degrees)
43°49'14" N, 92°10'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/566901/4852279 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chatfield
Average daily traffic (as of 1973)
62
Inventory numbers
MN 5833 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20367 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 33 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 23, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Updated status per forum post
  • November 24, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Root River"
  • July 8, 2009: New photos from Brian McKee
  • February 21, 2008: New photos from Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

North Branch Root River Bridge
Posted May 23, 2014, by Joe Fishbein (jmf [at] visi [dot] com)

This bridge is now closed.

North Branch Root River Bridge
Posted May 12, 2014, by Joe Fishbein (jmf [at] visi [dot] com)

This bridge may be closed. The last inspection (2012) revealed serious issues with the masonry piers and abutments. I will be there on Thursday (5/15/14) and will verify the status.