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Albert Lea Viaduct

Photos 

Oblique view of main span

Photo taken Summer 1998 by Jason Smith

BH Photo #103446

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost two-span through truss bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks on MN 13 in Albert Lea
Location
Albert Lea, Freeborn County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by modern bridge
History
Built 1934 by A. Guthrie & Co. of Minneapolis; replaced 2001
Builder
- A. Guthrie & Co. of St. Paul, Minnesota
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL; MSTL)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Main span: Riveted, 9-panel Parker through truss, 190 feet long
Second span: Riveted, 6-panel Parker through truss, 115 feet long
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.64790, -93.37686   (decimal degrees)
43°38'52" N, 93°22'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/469607/4832835 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Albert Lea West
Inventory number
BH 20373 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 4, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder
  • July 30, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • March 6, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated GPS coordinates
  • January 23, 2006: Posted photos from Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry
  • Luke

Comments 

Albert Lea Viaduct
Posted May 4, 2014, by Richard Hendrickson (hawley3rdarmy [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge actually did not go over the UP line it went over the old Minneapolis and Saint Louis Railway (Rock Island) line. The bridge for the UP line is about 3/4 of a mile east.