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French River Bridge

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in September 2019

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BH Photo #458397

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Facts 

Overview
Concrete open spandrel arch bridge over French River on CR 61
Location
St. Louis County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1921
Design
Open spandrel deck arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 59.1 ft.
Total length: 115.2 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.89944, -91.89250   (decimal degrees)
46°53'58" N, 91°53'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/584355/5194615 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
French River
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
1,450
Inventory numbers
MN 3601 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20614 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 26.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Arch (12,157)
Built 1921 (572)
Built during 1920s (9,955)
Deck arch (11,394)
Minnesota (1,524)
Open (39,975)
Open-spandrel arch (765)
Owned by county (20,847)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,103)
St. Louis County, Minnesota (107)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,189)

Update Log 

  • October 16, 2019: New photos from Ben Tate

Sources 

  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

French River Bridge
Posted March 22, 2019, by Matt Lohry

This bridge is now doomed. They have no problems boldly announcing that the “reconstruction” includes replacement of the bridge with a new “concrete beam single span bridge”...translation: UCEB :(

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNSTLOUIS/bulletins...