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Minnesota River Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2010

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BH Photo #191588

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Minnesota River on a pedestrian path in Ortonville
Location
Big Stone County, Minnesota
Status
Open to pedestrians
Future prospects
Bridge was renovated for pedestrian use and is now open.
History
Built 1920
Builders
- Marsh Engineering Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
- Minneapolis Bridge Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Design
Marsh Rainbow Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 50.2 ft.
Total length: 78.7 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.29528, -96.44389   (decimal degrees)
45°17'43" N, 96°26'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/700422/5018931 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ortonville
Inventory numbers
MN 3398 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20304 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 5, 2016: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Marsh arch"
  • January 5, 2011: Updated by Jason Smith: Added/Changed information on the bridge

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • John Weeks

Comments 

Minnesota River Bridge
Posted March 27, 2020, by Matt Lohry

Yeah, they were confused for sure--the Whetstone River, which goes into MN from SD, flows into the Minnesota River just west of this bridge on the MN side.

Minnesota River Bridge
Posted March 26, 2020, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

Thanks John, the USGS photo captioning was way off.

Minnesota River Bridge
Posted March 26, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Geoff,

This might be the bridge you were wondering about.