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BNSF - Granite Falls Rail Bridge (S)

Photos 

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2010

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BH Photo #191701

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridges over Minnesota River and overflow on BNSF Railroad
Location
Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, and Chippewa County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1902, Separated from North Bridge 2010
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
Design
Bridge #1:
2-140' Warren Through Truss Spans
1-50' Through Plate Girder
2 Spans Concrete T Girder
Bridge #2:
2 Spans Concrete Beam
1-130' Warren Through Truss
2 Spans Concrete Beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 390.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.82285, -95.55971   (decimal degrees)
44°49'22" N, 95°33'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/297634/4966459 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Granite Falls
Inventory number
BH 47538 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • March 3, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Riveted", "Minnesota River", "Wooden deck"
  • October 23, 2011: Updated by John Marvig: now 2 seperate bridges
  • September 21, 2011: New photo from John Marvig
  • January 6, 2011: Added by Jason Smith

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