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Wabasha-Nelson Bridge (1931)

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Wabasha-Nelson Bridge (Old)

Article

The La Crosse Tribune: December 26 1929

BH Photo #454861

Description 

Beautiful Polygonal Warren with sub-ties.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren Through truss bridge over Mississippi River on MN 60 & WI 25
Location
Wabasha, Wabasha County, Minnesota, and Buffalo County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by a new bridge in 1988
History
Built 1931 as a private toll bridge; sold to the states in 1947 and made toll free; replaced in 1988; demolished in 1989
Builders
- Industrial Construction Co.
- Wabasha-Nelson Bridge Co. (Charter Group)
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss with sub-panels
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.38527, -92.03111   (decimal degrees)
44°23'07" N, 92°01'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/577175/4915121 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86499 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 7, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 28, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 24, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type and other stuff
  • August 24, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

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Comments 

Wabasha-Nelson Bridge (Old)
Posted August 15, 2021, by CHAD ROBERSON (mrtazwrench [at] juno [dot] com)

Dredge Thompson under bridge.

Wabasha-Nelson Bridge (Old)
Posted August 15, 2021, by CHAD ROBERSON (mrtazwrench [at] juno [dot] com)

Part of the curve on the Wabasha side.

Wabasha-Nelson Bridge (Old)
Posted August 15, 2021, by CHAD ROBERSON (mrtazwrench [at] juno [dot] com)

Arial view of old Wabasha bridge, note sharp curves at right, Wabasha side.

Wabasha-Nelson Bridge (Old)
Posted February 24, 2021, by CHAD ROBERSON

Found pics online of this bridge that has been gone since the 80's.

Wabasha-Nelson Bridge (Old)
Posted February 24, 2021, by CHAD ROBERSON

Found pics online of this bridge that has been gone since the 80's.

Wabasha-Nelson Bridge (Old)
Posted August 24, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Tony, thanks for all your help ! This was an all day project!

Wabasha-Nelson Bridge (Old)
Posted August 24, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Awesome find Melissa! Don't see very many Polygonal Warrens with sub-divided panels.