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CP - Medford Rail Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #177890

Facts 

Overview
warren pony truss bridge over Straight River on Abandoned Canadian Pacific Railway
Location
Medford, Steele County, Minnesota
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1931
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad (ICE)
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss bridge
Dimensions
Span length: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 140.0 ft.
Also called
MILW Bridge #S-274
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.17730, -93.24698   (decimal degrees)
44°10'38" N, 93°14'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/480257/4891594 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Medford East
Inventory number
BH 46218 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 5, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 20, 2012: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added categories "railroad", "Riveted"
  • September 18, 2010: Added by Jason Smith

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Comments 

Medford Railroad Bridge
Posted September 18, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Made me do a double take as I thought this was a through truss.

Medford Railroad Bridge
Posted September 18, 2010, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

This bridge was part of the passenger line which ran from Minneapolis/ St. Paul to Des Moines via Albert Lea. This is the same line which had the Rock Island Swing Bridge at Inver Grove Heights (now reduced to two approach spans to be preserved). While this line was abandoned in 1980, this bridge remained in place.