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Browns Creek Trail - MN-95 Overpass


MN-95 Underpass

Photo taken by John Marvig in April 2012


BH Photo #248895

Street View 


Pony/through plate girder bridge over MN-95 on Browns Creek Trail (Planned)
Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota
Open to pedestrians only
Relocated Here 1968 from a turntable
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Minnesota Zephyer Ltd (MZL)
- Northern Pacific Railway (NP)
Through Plate Girder with trestle approaches
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:
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
Inventory numbers
MN 6266 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 53765 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 1999)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2019: New photo from Ben Tate
  • 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


  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com


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.


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.