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North Branch Little Fork River Bridge

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Overview
Lost riveted Warren pony truss bridge over North Branch Little Fork River on CR 500
Location
St. Louis County, Minnesota
Status
Demolished and replaced
History
Built 1920, lost 2011
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 74.2 ft.
Total length: 78.1 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.84778, -92.72639   (decimal degrees)
47°50'52" N, 92°43'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/520470/5299417 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cook
Average daily traffic (as of 2003)
90
Inventory numbers
MN 88751 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20626 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2011)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 30, 2012: Updated by Matt Lohry: Updated: This bridge has been replaced.
  • October 12, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated design type

Sources 

  • Matt Lohry

Comments 

North Branch Little Fork River Bridge
Posted January 31, 2012, by Matt Lohry

They are trying to get out the message that they want "safe roads", but the Range Road bridge (http://bridgehunter.com/mn/st-louis/7761/), which I'm happy is still there but is in terrible condition, is not even on their radar for replacement, but they went and wasted taxpayer dollars on replacing four other nearly identical bridges that were in far better condition than this one. Makes me wonder where their priorities really are...

North Branch Little Fork River Bridge
Posted January 30, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Always have a Little Brown Barf Bag handy! What is frustrating is that with the Duluth Lift bridge in this area, this is an essential place to visit sometime. However, with all these bridges demolished, people have to drive all the way up here just to visit the couple Duluth area bridges, and don't get to see anything else. Also, if this area is anything like the nearby Michigan Upper Peninsula, the primary form of traffic on these bridges is lightweight snowmobiles.

North Branch Little Fork River Bridge
Posted January 30, 2012, by Matt Lohry

Nathan, got one of those little brown bags of yours? This one is gone, too!! It's a slaughter in St. Louis County!!