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Abandoned CGW - Nicollet Island Bridge

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Abandoned Nicollet Island Bridge

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Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2011

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BH Photo #271473

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Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over East Channel Mississippi River on Abandoned Railroad (CGW)
Location
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1901, Abandoned 1968
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Chicago Lassig Plant)
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
- Wisconsin Central Railway (WC)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 265.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.98904, -93.26158   (decimal degrees)
44°59'21" N, 93°15'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/479379/4981765 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Minneapolis South
Inventory number
BH 58916 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 19, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 1, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

Abandoned CGW Nicollet Island Bridge
Posted December 4, 2013, by Margot

Sisters of Mercy lyrics on Bridgehunter... Never thought I'd see that happen. Pleasantly surprised, actually.

Abandoned CGW Nicollet Island Bridge
Posted December 2, 2013, by K. A. Erickson

Hey now, hey now now, sing This Corrosion to me

Hey now, hey now now, sing This Corrosion to me

Hey now, hey now now, sing This Corrosion to me

Hey now, hey now now

Abandoned CGW Nicollet Island Bridge
Posted December 1, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Advanced corrosion has ate through much of the bracing on the west end. This corrosion has caused the bridge to visibly shift. Because of this, the bridge has an unsafe future.