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Root River Trail - Lanesboro Bridge (W)

Photos 

View from a distance

Photo taken Oct. 2005 by Jason Smith

BH Photo #103435

Map 

Description 

Bridge was likely originally built in 1888 in Madrid, Iowa to cross the Des Moines River. Relocated here in 1910.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Root River on the Root River State Trail
Location
Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minnesota
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1910 using relocated parts
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
6-panel Warren through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 135.0 ft.
Total length: 135.0 ft.
Also called
Root River Trail - S. Branch Root River Bridge #3
Lanesboro Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.72006, -91.97743   (decimal degrees)
43°43'12" N, 91°58'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/582368/4841289 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lanesboro
Inventory number
BH 20364 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 17, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: added additional build date
  • December 29, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • November 24, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • February 23, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated GPS coordinates
  • May 1, 2006: Posted photos from Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com