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MN22 Minnesota River Bridge

Photos 

The original portal bracings

Minnesota Department of Transportation

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BH Photo #180103

Map 

Description 

The current bridge is possible the fourth one over the Minnesota River, as the first crossing consisted of a 3-span bowstring arch bridge built in the 1870s. It was replaced by two Pennsylvania Petit spans in 1905 which served traffic until they were relocated to Koochiching County in 1929.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Minnesota River on Hwy 22 in St. Peter
Location
St. Peter, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, and Nicollet County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1929; Replaced in 1998
Builder
- Guaranty Construction Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Design
Camelback through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 122.1 ft.
Total length: 396.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.6 ft.
Also called
Bridge 4770
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.30833, -93.95833   (decimal degrees)
44°18'30" N, 93°57'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/423565/4906566 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Peter
Inventory numbers
MN 4770 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 43465 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 30, 2010: Updated by Jason Smith: Added some information on the bridge
  • October 6, 2009: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

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