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CP - Red River of the North Bridge

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SOO - Red River Bridge

Oslo MN

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #289996

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    Description 

    Jas. J. Hill (the "Empire Builder") insisted that the Red River was navigable as the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie RR "Soo Line", built west from Thief River Falls thru Oslo in 1905, necessitating a drawbridge. Draw was last opened for river traffic in 1923. *ref: Saga of the Soo, West from Shoreham by John A. Gjevre

    Facts 

    Overview
    Warren through truss bridge over Red River of the North on Canadian Pacific Railway
    Location
    Oslo, Marshall County, Minnesota, and Walsh County, North Dakota
    Status
    Open to traffic
    History
    Built 1905, Approaches Replaced 2011-2013
    Railroads
    - Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
    - Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
    Design
    Warren through truss
    Dimensions
    Length of largest span: 235.0 ft.
    Total length: 580.0 ft.
    Approximate latitude, longitude
    +48.19379, -97.14136   (decimal degrees)
    48°11'38" N, 97°08'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
    Approximate UTM coordinates
    14/638123/5339510 (zone/easting/northing)
    Quadrangle map:
    Oslo
    Inventory number
    BH 57366 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

    Update Log 

    • March 26, 2020: Updated by Martin Johnson: Bridge build date corrected from 1912 to 1905. ref. Saga of the Soo, West from Shoreham by John A. Gjevre - also I have a RPPC of bridge in 1907, MAJ
    • December 19, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
    • April 5, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information, Approaches were replaced
    • July 31, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
    • July 26, 2013: Added by John Marvig

    Sources 

    • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
    • Douglas Butler
    • Martin Johnson