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Bridge No. L-3040

Photos 

Bridge No. L-3040 Replacement

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2013

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BH Photo #255232

Map 

Description 

http://www.mnhs.org/places/nationalregister/bridges/nrsc3040...

Bridge was replaced in 2007 with a replica

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over an unnamed creek on Chatfield Drive
Location
Scott County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1878 for C&NW, bypassed 1906, replaced 2007
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway (CMO)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 16.1 ft.
Total length: 23.6 ft.
Deck width: 10.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.56756, -93.88869   (decimal degrees)
44°34'03" N, 93°53'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/429432/4935297 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Henderson
Inventory numbers
MN L3040 (Minnesota bridge number)
NRHP 89001829 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 20592 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 2, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • April 30, 2012: Updated by Jason Straub: fixed link

Sources 

Comments 

CR 51 Bridge
Posted April 20, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Based on photos in link and uncertanty surrounding bridge design, and the key stone design, this was almost certainly a former railroad. A C&NW map (which I can no longer find) showed the line had weaved back and forth around here, and was sold to the county upon a new line being constructed in 1899.

If this is the case, there may be similar bridges still in existence on Chatfield Road (county 51) around here. It has been a couple years since I was back here, but there are many creeks and possible sites for more.