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Lake Wobegon Trail - Getchell Creek Bridge

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Getchell Creek Trail Bridge

West Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2013

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BH Photo #268820

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Description 

West approach built 1918 and moved here from Bridge #1; Dean, Washington. Information from Great Northern Railway Historical Society archives.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Getchell Creek on Lake Wobegon Trail
Location
Stearns County, Minnesota
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1921; Bridge rebuilt in 1941 with new approaches
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Railroad
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
Design
Deck Plate Girder (Deck Girder) built 1921 by Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co
West Approach (Steel Girder) built 1918 by American Bridge Company, Moved here from Bridge #1; Dean, Washington
East Approach (I-Beam) built 1941
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.0 ft.
Total length: 97.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.65331, -94.66552   (decimal degrees)
45°39'12" N, 94°39'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/370232/5056877 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Freeport
Inventory number
BH 55910 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 22, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: added relocation history
  • October 20, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • March 28, 2013: Added by John Marvig

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