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Kasota Drawbridge

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Kasota Drawbridge Remains

A big Swing Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2011

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BH Photo #241007

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Lattice deck truss bridge over Minnesota River on Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Location
St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota, and Le Sueur County, Minnesota
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1909 replacing a iron swing bridge
Railroad
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
Design
230' Quadruple Intersection Lattice Deck Truss Center Pivot Swing Span with 2-130' Quadruple Intersection Lattice Deck Truss spans on the Kasota (east) side, 17-48' Howe Deck Truss Spans supported by steel towers on the St. Peter (West) side, and 24-48' Howe Deck Truss Spans supported by steel tower on the Kasota side.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 230.0 ft.
Total length: 2,358.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Also called
St. Peter Swing Bridge
Chicago Northwestern Bridge
Hospital Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.29946, -93.97589   (decimal degrees)
44°17'58" N, 93°58'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/422153/4905597 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Peter
Inventory number
BH 53781 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 4, 2012: Added by John Marvig

Sources 

  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • MNHS - 1871 Bridge
  • MNHS - 1880's Bridge
  • MNHS - 1909 Bridge
  • MNHS - 1909 Bridge
  • MNHS - 1909 Bridge
  • Douglas Butler