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CP - Mud Creek Arch Bridge


MILW Mud Creek Bridge

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2012


BH Photo #243138


Street View 


Concrete and Brick arch bridge over Mud Creek on Abandoned Canadian Pacific Railway
Rice County, Minnesota
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1903, formerly crossed a highway
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad (ICE)
Closed-spandrel brick and concrete arch
Span length: 30.0 ft.
Total length: 30.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Also called
MILW Bridge # S-280
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.20902, -93.26284   (decimal degrees)
44°12'32" N, 93°15'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/479001/4895121 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Medford West
Inventory number
BH 53758 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 5, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 27, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added build date
  • April 20, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Ballasted Deck"
  • November 18, 2012: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 3, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Iowa, Chicago, and Eastern Railroad"
  • October 3, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information



CP - Mud Creek Arch Bridge
Posted January 21, 2019, by Brent Beal (brentb1961 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I took a photo of this bridge in 2011 and always thought it was something I might want to try painting. Attached is that painting. My parents live less than a mile from this bridge to the SE. My understanding is that the highway bridge was washed out in the early 60's due to spring flooding. The road was re-routed just a couple hundred yards to the north as a wooden trestle and is still used today. During the construction of the arched bridge in 1903, the workers lived in tents up in the woods of the farm just to the south.

I had sent a donation your way a while ago, when I found this site. At the time, I said I would send a picture of my finished painting.

Thanks again for recording the history on these old bridges. I tried posting on another website page, but had some difficulties. I'm glad I found this pages, so I could pass it along.