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UP - Straight River Bridge #9

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Union Pacific Straight River Bridge #9

Bridge was under nearly 2 feet of water in September 2010

Photo taken by John Marvig in January 2012

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BH Photo #243111

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Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Straight River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Faribault, Rice County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1903
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
6 span Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 50.0 ft.
Total length: 300.0 ft.
Also called
RI - Bridge #3001
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.29844, -93.26554   (decimal degrees)
44°17'54" N, 93°15'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/478817/4905054 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Faribault
Inventory number
BH 54526 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 20, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Ballasted Deck"
  • November 18, 2012: Added by John Marvig

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