Rating:
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Gateway Trail - Manning Avenue Overpass

Photos 

The bridge just before it was hoisted onto its permanent span above the road

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2010

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BH Photo #215116

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This is the old Silverdale Bridge, previously located in Koochiching County, which has been restored and relocated here. The bridge is posted to Bridgehunter via the following link:

http://www.bridgehunter.com/mn/koochiching/5721/

Facts 

Overview
Camelback through truss bridge over Manning Avenue on Gateway Trail
Location
Grant, Washington County, Minnesota
Status
This bridge was opened to bicycles, pedestrians, and horses in November 2011.
History
Built 1877, restored & re-opened in a new location 2011
Design
Camelback through truss
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Gateway Trail - Silverdale Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.10451, -92.86489   (decimal degrees)
45°06'16" N, 92°51'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/510629/4994569 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stillwater
Inventory number
BH 48812 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 19, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • March 4, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Relocated"
  • February 25, 2014: New Street View added by Matt Lohry
  • October 22, 2012: New photos from Matt Lohry
  • November 21, 2011: Updated by Matt Lohry: Updated bridge status--this bridge is now open.
  • September 27, 2011: New photos from Jason Smith
  • May 23, 2011: Added by Matt Lohry

Sources 

  • Matt Lohry
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Manning Avenue Bridge
Posted October 22, 2012, by Matt Lohry

Jason,

Thanks for the fill-in on the history of this bridge, both with its portal bracing and the overall structure in general. I was unaware of the bridge's history, only knowing that it was originally built in 1877 somewhere near Sauk City and relocated three times since...they did a nice job with the duplication of the original bracing. It would have been nice to include the curved knee braces too.

Manning Avenue Bridge
Posted October 22, 2012, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

In response to Matt Lohry's comments about the portal bracings on the bridge, here is my opinion about the bridge that is worth noting. Not exactly similar to the original but awfully close enough:

http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2012/09/17/tracking-do...