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BN - St. Louis Bay Double Swing Bridge

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St. Louis Bay Bridge

Swing span removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #286078

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Separated into "Minnesota Draw" (West Swing Span) and "Wisconsin Draw" (East Swing Span)

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over St. Louis Bay on Burlington Northern
Location
Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, and Douglas County, Wisconsin
Status
Removed
History
Built 1908, Removed 1986
Railroads
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
Design
From Minnesota to Wisconsin
6 Spans Trestle
1-160' Pin Connected Pratt Through Truss
1-425' Pin Connected Through Truss Swing Span
1-15' I-Beam
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Begin Double Track
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132 Spans Trestle
1-479' Pin Connected Through Truss Swing Span
28 Spans Trestle
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 479.0 ft.
Total length: 3,342.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Also called
SOO - St. Louis Bay Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.74598, -92.11041   (decimal degrees)
46°44'46" N, 92°06'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/567951/5177320 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Superior
Inventory number
BH 59641 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 2, 2015: New Street View added by Luke
  • June 22, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 14, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • February 9, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • February 9, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler