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Root River Trail - Lanesboro Bridge (E)

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken in 2005 by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #111984

Map 

Description 

Bridge was built using relocated pieces in 1911. Bridge was to be constructed using 3-66'4" Deck Girder spans and a 105' Pratt Pony Truss Span. However, a damaged piece forced the first girder to be replaced with a shorter span. From east to west, this bridge contains:

60' Deck Girder Span, built 1894. The span was relocated from the Wabasha Yard, and a bridge in Donhower, Minnesota before that. 2-66'4" Deck Girder Spans, built 1879. The spans were relocated from a skewed bridge over the Menomonee River in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Rebuilt 1911. 1-105' Pratt Pony Truss, built 1889. Span relocated from Donhower, Minnesota (Same bridge as 60' Span). Strengthened 1911.

Information from Milwaukee Road Archives at Milwaukee Central Library

Facts 

Overview
Pratt Pony Truss Bridge over Root River on Root River Trail
Location
Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minnesota
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1911 using relocated pieces
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 310.0 ft.
Also called
Root River Trail - S. Branch Root River Bridge #4
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.72308, -91.97012   (decimal degrees)
43°43'23" N, 91°58'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/582953/4841632 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lanesboro
Inventory number
BH 36297 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 15, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: added detailed build dates
  • December 29, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information, Corrected Build Date
  • November 24, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added categories "Rail-to-trail", "railroad"
  • February 18, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated GPS coordinates
  • February 21, 2008: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Minnesota Historical Society - River, Lanesboro Minnesota, 1910