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BN - 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 

Description 

Girder from Bridge #84, St. Paul Division mainline near Rice, Minnesota. Original fabrication date unknown. Information from NPRHA.org Online Collection

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Sand Hill River on Burlington Northern Railroad
Location
Fertile, Polk County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1916 using a secondhand girder, removed along with the railroad 1986, trail bridge built ca. 2005
Railroads
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- 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 

  • January 30, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: added original location from NP Authorization for Expenditure
  • August 7, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Railroad"
  • June 28, 2012: Added by John Marvig

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