Bearskin River Bridge
Oblique of south railing
Photo taken by Matthew Lohry in June 2010
BH Photo #168709
This bridge was historically significant for being one of the first two bridges in St. Louis County to utilize the 36" rolled steel beam for the superstructure, allowing spans up to 75 feet without intermediate piers. The other example was located on CR22 and crossed the Rice River. It was replaced in 2000. This bridge was unaltered and was in excellent condition with only minor surface rust on the stringers and the railing pipes, and no spalling on the railing posts or abutments. The railings had not even been covered with Armco railings, allowing the bridge to retain its original appearance as seen from the roadway. Despite the bridge's high sufficiency rating on this relatively lightly travelled road, the bridge was replaced in 2017.
- Lost steel stringer bridge over Bearskin River on Csah 5
- St. Louis County, Minnesota
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1934; replaced 2017
- - St. Louis County Hwy. Dept.
- Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 68.9 ft.
Total length: 71.9 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +47.82194, -93.05083 (decimal degrees)
47°49'19" N, 93°03'03" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/496195/5296511 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Bear River
- Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
- Inventory numbers
- MN 7645 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 44474 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of June 2016)
- Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.7 (out of 100)
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- April 14, 2020: Updated by Matt Lohry: Bridge was replaced in 2017.
- June 28, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated description and added photos
- March 17, 2010: Added by Matthew Lohry