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Brosseau Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #153045

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Cloquett River on Brosseau Road (County Road 694)
Location
St. Louis County, Minnesota
Status
No longer exists
History
Built in 1911 by the Penn Bridge Co.; replaced 1998
Builder
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Design
Pin-connected, 11-panel Parker through truss with A-frame portal bracing
Pony truss spans are riveted
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 170.5 ft.
Total length: 271.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.89629, -92.51506   (decimal degrees)
46°53'47" N, 92°30'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/536938/5193753 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alborn
Inventory numbers
MN 7797 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 43921 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 2, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Added more photos
  • January 30, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Updated NBI data
  • January 22, 2010: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • HAER MN-58 - Brosseau Road Bridge, County Road 694 spanning Cloquet at River, Burnett vicinity, St. Louis County, MN
  • Matt Lohry

Comments 

Brosseau Road Bridge
Posted January 30, 2010, by Matthew Lohry (mmlohry [at] comcast [dot] net)

In case there are questions regarding the status of this historic bridge, it was demolished and replaced back in 1998. The replacement is a mundane concrete stringer bridge with no decorative features whatsoever. On a bright note, the new bridge sits next to a pair of massive deck truss railroad bridges, which help greatly to retain some aesthetic qualities at this location.