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Voyageur Trail/Blue Ox Trail - Big Fork River Bridge

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Big Fork River RR Bridge

Carries the Voyageur/Blue Ox Trail

Photo taken by Bob Morgan in August 2009

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BH Photo #154552

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Street View 

Description 

Former rail bridge, now used to carry the Blue Ox Hiking Trail and Voyageur Snowmobile Trail

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Big Fork River on Voyageur Trail/Blue Ox Trail
Location
Big Falls, Koochiching County, Minnesota
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built or Relocated Here in 1907
Railroads
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
Big Fork River Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.19539, -93.79742   (decimal degrees)
48°11'43" N, 93°47'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/440741/5338324 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Big Falls
Inventory number
BH 44044 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2018: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • June 21, 2018: Updated by John Marvig: Added Build/relocation Date from NP Bridge Book
  • March 2, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added categories "railroad", "Rail-to-trail"
  • August 2, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • February 24, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated bridge type
  • February 7, 2010: Added by Bob Morgan

Sources 

  • Bob Morgan - morgans212 [at] att [dot] net
  • Matt Lohry
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com