Rating:
4 votes

North Branch Root River MN 250 Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photos taken by Jason Smith

BH Photo #109136

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over North Branch Root River on MN 250
Location
Fillmore County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1924
Design
Riveted, 7-panel Camelback through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 144.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.74692, -91.96937   (decimal degrees)
43°44'49" N, 91°58'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/582980/4844280 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lanesboro
Inventory numbers
MN 6977 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20368 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 54.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
413

Update Log 

  • May 22, 2017: Updated by Matt Lohry: Updated status per forum post
  • May 23, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • November 24, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Root River"
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • April 18, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated GPS coordinates
  • September 27, 2007: Posted photos from Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

North Branch Root River MN 250 Bridge
Posted May 22, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

They try and try to give these replacement UCEB's character... And it just doesn't work.

North Branch Root River MN 250 Bridge
Posted May 22, 2017, by Joe Fishbein (jmfmando [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is gone, replaced by a single span PCB bridge (23028). Another one bites the dust.

North Branch Root River MN 250 Bridge
Posted May 24, 2016, by Joe Fishbein (jmfmando [at] gmail [dot] com)

Grading has begun on the new alignment for the replacement bridge. It is currently open to traffic, but will probably be demolished in August or September 2016.

North Branch Root River MN 250 Bridge
Posted April 14, 2016, by Joe Fishbein (jmfmando [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge, along with the Highway 250 through truss closer to Lanesboro (6975), will be replaced during the summer of 2016.

North Branch Root River MN 250 Bridge
Posted May 23, 2014, by Joe Fishbein (jmf [at] visi [dot] com)

Inspected this bridge on 5/20/2014. According to MnDOT District 6 personnel, it is scheduled to be replaced in 2018.