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West Bridge

Photos 

The plaques of the old and new bridges

Photo taken by Jason Smith

Enlarge

BH Photo #177452

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Watonwan River in Madelia
Location
Madelia, Watonwan County, Minnesota
Status
Formerly open to pedestrians only, now closed.
History
Built 1908 by the Minneapolis Bridge and Iron Company; bypassed by a new bridge in 1990 and converted to recreational use
Builder
- Minneapolis Bridge & Iron Co.
Design
Riveted connected Warren through truss bridge with A-frame portal and strut bracings and H-shaped vertical and diagonal columns
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 94.5 ft.
Total length: 96.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.4 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 3, 2013
Also called
Madelia Golf Course Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.04417, -94.43167   (decimal degrees)
44°02'39" N, 94°25'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/385302/4877774 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Madelia
Inventory numbers
MN 6527 (Minnesota bridge number)
NRHP 13000883 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 20667 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 16, 2017: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge closed.
  • September 10, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added primary name per National Register nomination.
  • September 13, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith

Sources 

Comments 

West Bridge
Posted September 11, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Very unique!

West Bridge
Posted September 10, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

National Register Nomination Attached.

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