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Sulpher Lake Bridge

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O:Sulfur Lake XING 1

This bridge is all that is left of the three bridge consortium consisting of a concrete girder bridge spanning a railroad, this bridge, and a combination Parker through truss and two Warren pony truss bridge over the Minnesota River. The first was converted into a tunnel and the third was removed when the highway was bypassed and the new Minnesota and Sulfur Lake Crossings were constructed in 1996-7. More info on the Minnesota Crossing is available here:

http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?hh:6:./temp/~ammem_kil...

Photo taken in December, 1997 by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #111236

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Sulpher Lake on MN 19 and US 71
Location
Morton, Redwood County, Minnesota
Status
Closed to traffic on Sept. 5, 2010
Future prospects
Future uncertain
History
Built 1927; Closed on Sept. 5, 2010
Design
Riveted, 6-panel Camelback Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 116.5 ft.
Total length: 122.1 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.54146, -95.00324   (decimal degrees)
44°32'29" N, 95°00'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/340859/4933965 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Redwood Falls
Inventory numbers
MN 4667 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20570 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2008)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 44.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1994)
50

Update Log 

  • June 7, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • September 20, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • September 11, 2010: Updated by Jason Smith: Bridge is closed to traffic
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • December 3, 2009: Updated by Jason Smith: Added US 71 and Morton
  • February 5, 2008: New photos from Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth