Rating:
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Old Barn Bridge

Photos 

East entrance

Photo taken in October, 2005 by Jason and Birgit Smith

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BH Photo #113284

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Mill Pond South Branch Root on Heron Road
Location
Preston, Fillmore County, Minnesota
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1914
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 97.4 ft.
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.6 ft.
Also called
Mill Pond South Branch Root River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.70958, -92.03335   (decimal degrees)
43°42'34" N, 92°02'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/577877/4840071 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Preston
Average daily traffic (as of 1973)
43
Inventory numbers
MN L4778 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20365 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2010)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 13.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 11, 2013: New photos from Jason Smith
  • May 4, 2013: Updated by Jason Smith: Readjusted the GPS coordinates
  • March 27, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • March 27, 2008: Updated by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Benjamin Cole - mountainjam99 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Old Barn Bridge
Posted May 23, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Here's an idea.......remove that odd looking modern ped bridge......and replace it with the real deal!

Old Barn Bridge
Posted May 23, 2011, by Benjamin Cole (mountainjam99 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge is now closed and will probably be removed soon

Old Barn Bridge
Posted March 27, 2008, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Info on the history of the Old Barn Resort can be found here:

http://www.barnresort.com/