Single span preserved in place as a recreational pier
Built 1894; closed to traffic in 1999; swing span plus all but two remaining spans demolished in May 2010; two remaining spans converted into pedestrian pier, which included the addition of truss spans on Dakota side in Nov. 2010, reopened in 2011
Double-decker through truss with swing span: Dakota side consists of pin-connected Pratt truss spans, Washington span consists of the center span, a pin-connected Baltimore through truss with Lattice portal bracing followed by approach spans built using the Vierendeel through truss design.
Length of largest span: 442.0 ft.
Total length: 1,661.5 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Newport Rail Bridge
RI - MIssissippi river Bridge (St. Paul)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.85306, -93.01222(decimal degrees) 44°51'11" N, 93°00'44" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")