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BNSF - Minnesota River Bridge

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BNSF Minnesota River Bridge

Looking from the Marsh Lake Dam with a powerful telephoto. Bridge is about 1/4 of a mile downstream from the dam, and about 3/4 of a mile from any local road following the tracks. Needless to say, this is about as good as the views will get.

Photo taken by John Marvig in August 2012

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BH Photo #249024

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Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Minnesota River on BNSF Railway
Location
Swift County, Minnesota, and Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1936 when the Marsh Lake Dam was constructed
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
Design
Through plate girder with Deck Plate Girder and Trestle approaches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 360.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.16792, -96.08938   (decimal degrees)
45°10'04" N, 96°05'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/728729/5005725 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Appleton
Inventory number
BH 55535 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 14, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • February 12, 2013: Added by John Marvig

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