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Swayback Bridge

Photos 

Overview of the bridge

Photo taken by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #177057

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Slab bridge over Redwood River on CSAH 31
Location
Redwood Falls, Redwood County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938 by the Works Progress Administration
Builder
- Works Progress Administration
Design
10-span concrete slab with inverted arch (swayback) deck
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 12.1 ft.
Total length: 183.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.55091, -95.12489   (decimal degrees)
44°33'03" N, 95°07'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/331222/4935260 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Redwood Falls
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
1,099
Inventory numbers
MN 89859 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 45916 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 59.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 12, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • August 16, 2010: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Swayback history - Redwood Falls Gazette, Aug. 16, 2010
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com

Comments 

Swayback Bridge
Posted August 18, 2010, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Thanks James,

I'll be visiting that bridge after the Pittsburgh trip while I visit some friends nearby. It's in Ramsey Park, which is the largest municipal park in MN. CU in the City of Steel. :-)

JS