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DM&E - Cottonwood River Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Quadrangular truss bridge with trestle and deck plate girder approaches
Location
Lamberton, Redwood County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1919 by Chicago Northwestern
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad (ICE)
Design
Quadrangular Warren (Deck Plate Girder Triangular Lattic Through Truss) through truss bridge with A-frame portal bracing and a 30 skew. Approaches are trestle with 2 deck plate girder spans
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 746.0 ft.
Skew angle
30 degrees
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
CNW - Cottonwood River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.23166, -95.21401   (decimal degrees)
44°13'54" N, 95°12'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/323184/4899986 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sanborn
Inventory number
BH 49709 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 22, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden
  • September 22, 2011: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

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

Comments 

D, M, & E Cottonwood Crossing at Lamberton
Posted October 24, 2011, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

this bridge is near impossible to access. I have gotten to it, but the water was too high to take pictures of it