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C&NW - Blue Earth River Bridge (Old)

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Description 

Contained three spans of two parallel single track bridges. Build date supplied by Annual Report of the Chicago, Minneapolis St. Paul & Omaha Railroad.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Blue Earth River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Location
Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1891
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway (CMO)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
Design
Quadrangular lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 450.0 ft.
Total length: 150.0 ft.
Also called
C&NW Bridge #423
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.15740, -94.03472   (decimal degrees)
44°09'27" N, 94°02'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/417261/4889875 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 81668 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2018: Added by John Marvig