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Browns Creek Trail - MN-95 Overpass

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MN-95 Underpass

Photo taken by John Marvig in April 2012

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BH Photo #248895

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Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over MN-95 on Browns Creek Trail (Planned)
Location
Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1912, Converted to Trail 2014
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Minnesota Zephyer Ltd (MZL)
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Through Plate Girder with trestle approaches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 92.0 ft.
Total length: 130.0 ft.
Also called
MZL - MN-95 Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.07317, -92.80750   (decimal degrees)
45°04'23" N, 92°48'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/515152/4991096 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stillwater
Inventory numbers
MN 6266 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 53765 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
6,200

Update Log 

  • August 27, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • March 4, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • March 2, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: \
  • October 28, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Merged NBI data.
  • June 10, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge has been preserved
  • February 13, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 3, 2012: Added by John Marvig

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Browns Creek Trail - MN-95 Overpass
Posted November 3, 2014, by Joe Fishbein (jmf [at] visi [dot] com)

The Browns Creek Trail opened to pedestrian and bicycle traffic on Thursday, October 30, 2014. This bridge is now in service once again.

http://stillwatergazette.com/2014/10/30/browns-creek-trail-n...

Gateway Trail - MN-95 Overpass
Posted October 29, 2014, by Joe Fishbein (jmf [at] visi [dot] com)

This bridge is not part of the Gateway Trail, which runs to the north along the former Soo Line passenger line. This is a former Northern Pacific branch line between White Bear Lake and Stillwater. It was most recently used for the Minnesota Zephyr dinner train, which ceased operation in 2008.

All is not lost for this bridge, however. The line was recently sold to the Minnesota DNR, which is currently constructing the Browns Creek Trail along the right of way. This trail will split off the Gateway Trail at the former Soo/NP railroad junction (Duluth Junction) and run across this bridge into Stillwater. The new trail will hopefully be open to bike and pedestrian traffic in 2015.

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_trails/browns_creek/index.h...

http://www.startribune.com/local/east/277277301.html