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Laura Ingalls Wilder Pedestrian Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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BH Photo #266874

Map 

Description 

This unusual predestrian bridge is located at the dugout site, where Laura Ingalls and her family settled along the banks of Plum Creek north of present-day Walnut Grove. The site is accessible by driving on a private road passing the farmstead and after paying a parking fee of $5, you continue following the curve toward the dugout. The dugout is opposite the parking lot which is separated by Plum Creek and the pedestrian bridge, located north of the parking lot, is the only link to the site.

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony bridge over Plum Creek on Pedestrian path
Location
Walnut Grove, Redwood County, Minnesota
Status
Open to pedestrians only; privately owned
Design
Warren pony truss with slid-like connections(?)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.24932, -95.46398   (decimal degrees)
44°14'58" N, 95°27'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/303280/4902517 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Walnut Grove
Inventory number
BH 58076 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 19, 2013: Updated by Jason Smith: Add information about the bridge and the dugout.
  • September 18, 2013: Updated by Jason Smith: Made corrections after computer glitch

Sources 

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

Comments 

Laura Ingalls Wilder Pedestrian Bridge
Posted September 19, 2013, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Any ideas regarding the bridge? Read here and share your thoughts....

http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2013/09/19/mystery-bri...