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UP - Straight River Bridge #5

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UP Straight River Bridge #5

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2017

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BH Photo #413197

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Warren deck truss bridge over Straight River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Steele County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1902
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
120' Warren deck truss with 50' deck plate girder approaches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 115.0 ft.
Total length: 215.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.13191, -93.23831   (decimal degrees)
44°07'55" N, 93°14'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/480936/4886552 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Medford East
Inventory number
BH 54506 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 16, 2012: Added by John Marvig

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UP - Straight River Bridge #5
Posted December 3, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Finally got to this rare example of a deck truss in Southern Minnesota. What a unique bridge!