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CN - Cedar Bend Drawbridge

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Cedar Bend Drawbridge

From Wisconsin Side

Photo taken by John Marvig in April 2012

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BH Photo #231155

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Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over St. Croix River on Canadian National Railroad
Location
Washington County, Minnesota, and Polk County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1887, trestle replaced by I-Beam spans 1962; Substructure encased 2015
Builder
- Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc. of Plain, Wisconsin (2015 Substructure Encasement)
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Minneapolis, St. Paul, & Sault Ste. Marie Railroad (SOO)
- Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway (O&SCV)
- Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC)
Design
1 I-Beam Span
1 Warren Truss Swing Span
8 I-Beam Spans
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 286.0 ft.
Total length: 675.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.27719, -92.75988   (decimal degrees)
45°16'38" N, 92°45'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/518833/5013771 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Scandia
Inventory number
BH 52270 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 19, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 8, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • August 21, 2012: Updated by Matt Lohry: Corrected bridge type--this is actually a Warren through truss.
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "railroad"
  • April 30, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added categories "St. Croix River", "Built 1962"
  • April 29, 2012: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 28, 2012: Added by John Marvig

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