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MN250 North Branch Root River Bridge


Side view

Photo taken by Jason Smith

BH Photo #103441

Street Views 


Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Root River on MN 250 north of Lanesboro
Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minnesota
Replaced by a new bridge
Originally built 1931 in Rochester; relocated here in 1960 to replace a similar bridge that had collapsed
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.72369, -91.97134   (decimal degrees)
43°43'25" N, 91°58'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/582854/4841699 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
MN 6975 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20369 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 57.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • September 22, 2016: Updated by Matt Lohry: Updated per forum post--this bridge has been replaced.
  • January 22, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge will be Replaced
  • December 29, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 24, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Root River"
  • July 30, 2010: New photo from Jason Smith
  • April 19, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected GPS, had incorrect bridge mapped.
  • April 18, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated GPS coordinates
  • January 12, 2006: Posted photos from Jason Smith


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


Ashburn Street Bridge
Posted September 22, 2016, by Joe Fishbein (jmfmando [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is gone. A new single-span PS concrete bridge is under construction in its place.

Ashburn Street Bridge
Posted May 24, 2016, by Matt Lohry

What is it with Fillmore County's sudden assault on its historic bridge collection?? I thought they respected their bridges; turns out they were just tardy to the demolition party!

Ashburn Street Bridge
Posted May 24, 2016, by Joe Fishbein (jmfmando [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is expected to be closed and demolished in June 2016.