Taken in 1954
Photo by Minnesota Department of Transportation
BH Photo #241014
According to the aerial view from Google Earth, there is a through truss bridge over the Root River at this location. The bridge appears to be on private property, and may possibly be accessible from CR 9 on the north side of the river. There does not appear to be any access to the bridge from the south without trespassing. The CR 9 street view shows that the road looks to be a field access road and is basically overgrown with field grass, and has tire paths only. If I make it down that way, I will inquire to see if I can possibly get down that road to see what is there and get photos.
- Abandoned through truss bridge over the Root River on private property just east of Houston
- Houston, Houston County, Minnesota
- Closed to thru traffic; privately owned
- Built in 1928; closed to traffic in 1986 and now privately owned
- Camelback through truss with A-frame portal bracing and riveted connections
Length of largest span: 148.0 ft.
Total length: 154.0 ft.
- Also called
- Root River Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +43.77096, -91.54568 (decimal degrees)
43°46'15" N, 91°32'44" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/617047/4847461 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 45853 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- November 24, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added categories "8-panel truss", "A-frame portal", "Root River", "Riveted"
- October 5, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Changed and added information on the bridge; according to MnDOT, the bridge is privately owned
- August 10, 2010: Added by Matthew Lohry
- Matt Lohry
- Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com