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Minnesota Valley State Trail - Chaska Trestle

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Chaska Trestle

This is what severed the Chaska-Shakopee trail until 2007 when the new MN-41 bridge opened. The trail from MN-41 to just east of the Swing Bridge still floods with the most minimal amount of water

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2011

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BH Photo #252394

Description 

Information comes from the Milwaukee Road Archives at the Milwaukee Central Library.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Minnesota River Overflow on Former Chaska-Shakopee Trail
Location
Chaska, Carver County, Minnesota
Status
Partially Destroyed by fire October 31st 1996, remains closed
History
Last renewed 1953
Railroad
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
Design
27 span Wooden pile trestle on approach to the Chaska Swing Bridge
Dimensions
Total length: 446.0 ft.
Also called
Government Center Bridge
MILW - Chaska Trestle
MILW Bridge #O-110
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.78523, -93.59081   (decimal degrees)
44°47'07" N, 93°35'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/453261/4959262 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shakopee
Inventory number
BH 53762 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 14, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 10, 2013: New photo from John Marvig
  • October 3, 2012: Added by John Marvig

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