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Christiania Bridge

Photos 

Overview

This photo taken 1994 by Jason Smith shows the old bridge

BH Photo #103505

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on CSAH 30 south of Windom
Location
Jackson County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by a modern bridge
History
Built in 1912 replacing an earlier span destroyed in a flood, replaced 1996 on a new alignment- removed early 1997
Builders
- Hennepin Bridge Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota
- L.H. Johnson
Design
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss, A-Frame Portal bracing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 168.0 ft.
Also called
CSAH 30 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.79304, -95.09262   (decimal degrees)
43°47'35" N, 95°05'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/331642/4851014 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Windom
Inventory number
BH 20462 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 6, 2019: Updated by Jason Smith: Added information on the history of the bridge
  • March 24, 2011: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • September 30, 2009: Updated by Jason Smith: Changed name to Christiania Bridge
  • October 6, 2005: Posted photos from Jason Smith

Sources 

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