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North Fork Crow River Bridge

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over North Fork Crow River on MN 24
Location
Meeker County, Minnesota
Status
In storage, awaiting relocation to Mower County
Future prospects
This historic bridge was removed and replaced with a concrete box culvert. The bridge has been carefully removed and relocated to storage for reuse. It is one of 24 historic bridges chosen by MnDOT for long-term preservation.
History
Built 1935
Design
Polygonal Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 97.1 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.2 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 26, 1998
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.20361, -94.38825   (decimal degrees)
45°12'13" N, 94°23'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/390972/5006506 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Forest City
Inventory numbers
MN 5388 (Minnesota bridge number)
NRHP 98000718 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 20503 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2008)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 46.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
1,650

Update Log 

  • March 13, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Added Google Street View link; updated status

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  • Matt Lohry

Comments 

North Fork Crow River Bridge
Posted June 20, 2010, by Kevin Clark (kclark987 [at] q [dot] com)

Where on Lake Louise would this bridge be installed? Below the dam where they took out the old bridge, or upstream from the lake where there is already a very old bridge?

North Fork Crow River Bridge - Bridge #5388 Meeker Co., MN
Posted September 10, 2008, by BS

Bridge #5388 is scheduled for removal in 2009. Currebt Plans are that Bridge #5388 will be moved by the MN DNR to Lake Louise State Park in Mower Co, MN near Austin , MN.

RE: Removal of Bridge #5388 over the North Fork of the Crow River in Meeker Co., MN - scheduled removal -2009

Despite the fact that the bridge is listed on the National Registry, a HAER report has not been done at this point. A HAER report has been requested by the local historical society.

Bridge #5388 is the longest one of its type - 105 ft long -a Warren Pony Truss with Polygonal top chords - built in 1935 as a WPA Project over the North Fork of the Crow River in Meeker Co, MN.

Although there were at least two probable relocation sites in Meeker Co, they were not considered.

The design of the replacement bridge has not been released.