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South Fork Crow River Bridge

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What's left of the truss bridge

Photo taken by Jason Smith in January 2011

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BH Photo #191593

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over South Fork Crow River on CR 84 in Lester Prairie
Location
Lester Prarie, McLeod County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by an UCEB in 2008
History
Built 1939
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 88.6 ft.
Total length: 95.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.87444, -94.05083   (decimal degrees)
44°52'28" N, 94°03'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/416997/4969539 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Plato
Average daily traffic (as of 2003)
285
Inventory numbers
MN 5881 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20500 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 5, 2011: Updated by Jason Smith: Bridge was replaced in 2008

Sources 

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

Comments 

South Fork Crow River Bridge
Posted April 29, 2018, by Justy (Justy [at] bikerider [dot] com)

There is a Ghost town not far from Lester Prairie. The town was once called St. George Village MN (Henkeltown).. Garden Ave once lead to St. George and all that remains today is the bridge. Located at 4450'44.3"N 9409'05.5"W.. The town disappeared in 1930's. There is no road that leads to the bridge anymore, but once connected Garden Ave as one road. South west to the St. George bridge is the old Koniska Bridge, Koniska is another lost city.