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Winona High Wagon Bridge

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Winona High Wagon Bridge

Appears to be colorized post card. C&NW RR swing bridge in background

City of Winona Parks Dept.

View this photo at cityofwinona.com

BH Photo #410577

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Description 

First road bridge over Mississippi River at Winona was a wrought iron and steel truss structure that featured several right-angle turns. This was OK in horse and wagon days, but proved not so good for automobiles. Collapse of a similar bridge at LaCrosse in 1935 when a car hit a girder, encouraged Winona to replace its bridge. The new bridge opened in 1942, which as of 2017 is under rehabilitation as half of a pair of one-way highway bridges. The old High Wagon Bridge was taken down immediately and recycled for the war effort.

(Note: Did not cross the state line. This bridge was entirely in Minnesota.)

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Mississippi River on MN 43
Location
Winona, Winona County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge and demolished
History
Opened July 4, 1892; tolls removed 1923; demolished 1942 and recycled for war effort
Builder
- Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.05696, -91.63700   (decimal degrees)
44°03'25" N, 91°38'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/609173/4879102 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 79399 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 11, 2017: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added categories "Mississippi River", "Wooden deck", "Curved"
  • November 10, 2017: Added by Roger Deschner

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