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Old Silver Creek Road Truss

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Silver Creek RD NE bridge

Once connected this road to the "Olmsted Waste to Energy Facility"

Photo taken by Nate Ahrensfeld in April 2010

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BH Photo #163777

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Description 

There is a place in the middle of the bridge where it appears a builder's plaque used to be (also leading me to believe that this may have been two separate bridges at one point), but that plaque is no longer there. This bridge was used to connect Silver Creek Road NE, but only a few years after the Olmsted Waste Facility opened in 1987, the bridge was closed due to increasing traffic demands. The bridge is easily bypassed for traffic, but remaines open for pedestrians and bicycles.

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss bridge over Silver Creek; formerly part of Silver Creek RD NE
Location
Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Probably built 1934; Closed to traffic in late 1988
Design
Rivet Connected Warren Pony Truss
The Northern span has taller truss'. Possibly two separate bridges at one point?
Also called
Quarry Hill Truss Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.02871, -92.42884   (decimal degrees)
44°01'43" N, 92°25'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/545770/4875220 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rochester
Inventory number
BH 45083 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 28, 2010: Added by Nate Ahrensfeld

Sources 

  • Nate Ahrensfeld

Comments 

Old Silver Creek Road Truss
Posted November 25, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)