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NP - Fertile Bridge

Photo 

Fertile Railroad Bridge

Looking from the west? Photo was donated to me in October 2011.

Photo taken by Ronald Taallerud

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BH Photo #234197

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Sand Hill River on NP Railroad
Location
Fertile, Polk County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1916, removed along with the railroad 1986, trail bridge built ca. 2005
Railroad
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
Design
7 Spans Trestle
1-50' Deck plate girder
5 Spans Trestle
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 50.0 ft.
Total length: 218.0 ft.
Also called
NP - Sand Hill River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.52368, -96.27869   (decimal degrees)
47°31'25" N, 96°16'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/704852/5266950 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fertile
Inventory number
BH 52766 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 7, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Railroad"
  • June 28, 2012: Added by John Marvig

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