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Fort Frances-International Falls International Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #378753

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Rainy River on Us 53 Sb
Location
Fort Frances, Canada, Koochiching County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1912; Northbound Couplet constructed in 1980
Builder
- Minneapolis Steel & Machinery Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Railroads
- International Bridge & Terminal Co. (IBT)
- Minnesota & International Railway (M&I)
- Minnesota, Dakota & Western Railway (MDW)
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 184.1 ft.
Total length: 941.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.60667, -93.40222   (decimal degrees)
48°36'24" N, 93°24'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/470349/5383810 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
International Falls
Inventory numbers
MN 90249 (Minnesota bridge number)
MN 36002 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 44983 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 61.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
3,724

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 14, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder, noted removed lift span and railroad usage.
  • February 14, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 27, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added category "International Border Crossing"
  • April 22, 2010: Added by Matthew Lohry

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Comments 

Fort Frances-International Falls International Bridge
Posted February 15, 2017, by Douglas Butler

This former lift bridge is similar to the Lake Ewauna rail bridge in Klamath Falls OR.