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Blenkiron Bridge

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Bridge's replacement

The approaches are now more dangerous than with the truss span.

Photo taken in 1998 by Jason Smith

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Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Heron Lake Outlet on CR 86 (440th Street) at Jackson/Cottonwood Co. Border
Location
Jackson County, Minnesota, and Cottonwood County, Minnesota
History
Built in 1915 by Joliet Bridge Company. Replaced by steel trestle bridge in 1975.
Builder
- Joliet Bridge & Iron Co. of Joliet, Illinois
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 80.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 8.5 ft.
Also called
Heron Lake Outlet Crossing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.84805, -95.26664   (decimal degrees)
43°50'53" N, 95°15'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/317809/4857493 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Heron Lake
Land survey
Sec. 3 T. 104 N R. 37W
Inventory number
BH 36406 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added information on the bridge
  • March 13, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated bridge location, GPS, road name, status
  • June 9, 2009: Updated by Jason Smith
  • March 27, 2008: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net
  • Matt Lohry