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Baudette International Bridge


Source: Bridge Rehabilitation Study Report


BH Photo #274235

Street View 


Through truss bridge over Rainy River on MN 72 in Baudette
Canada, Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota
Intact but closed to all traffic; replaced by a new bridge in Oct 2020
Built 1959
Pennsylvania through truss
Length of largest span: 192.6 ft.
Total length: 1,285.2 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.
Also called
Rainy River International Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.71910, -94.59045   (decimal degrees)
48°43'09" N, 94°35'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/383019/5397450 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
MN 9412 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20480 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 44.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 24, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 16, 2021: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Updated status
  • April 11, 2020: Updated by Nick Boppel: Bridge is still intact as of 2020
  • January 27, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added category "International Border Crossing"
  • February 10, 2014: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • November 25, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • November 28, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith



Baudette Bridge
Posted November 1, 2017, by Tom Cooper

According to an article in the Minneapolis StarTribune (11/01/2017), MN DOT is trying to give away half of this bridge. The other half belongs to Canada and isn't available.

MN DOT reserves the right to approve the use of the bridge, and the recipient will need to pay for it to be moved.