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Veterans Memorial Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923; Provided by the city of North Mankato

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BH Photo #455791

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt/Whipple through truss bridge over Minnesota River on Main Street
Location
Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minnesota, and Nicollet County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1879-1880; Pedestrian walkways added 1897; Replaced 1917 & Relocated
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
13-panel, pinned Pratt through truss swing span
(2)11-panel, pinned Whipple through trusses
Dimensions
Total length: 810.0 ft.
Also called
Main Street Swing Bridge
North Mankato Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.16928, -94.00390   (decimal degrees)
44°10'09" N, 94°00'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/419742/4891164 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86604 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 18, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added category "Whipple truss"
  • December 17, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 26, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 27, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • September 25, 2019: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 6, 2019: New photo from Luke

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Sources 

  • Luke
  • Douglas Butler
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Paul Plassman