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Coon Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Joe Fishbein

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BH Photo #283286



Warren pony truss bridge over Coon Creek on CR 228
Faribault County, Minnesota
Open to traffic
Built 1909
Riveted Warren pony truss with all verticals
Length of largest span: 44.3 ft.
Total length: 46.3 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.60861, -94.07778   (decimal degrees)
43°36'31" N, 94°04'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/413023/4828967 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1986)
Inventory numbers
MN L5359 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20353 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 8, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • May 8, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Merged photos from comment section



Coon Creek Bridge
Posted May 13, 2016, by Joe Fishbein (jmfmando [at] gmail [dot] com)

Inspected this bridge on 5/9/16. There is not much change from the previous inspection. The only real issue is bowing of some lower chord members, indicating possible inward movement of the abutments putting the chords into compression. There is also some scour behind the northeast wingwall.

Coon Creek Bridge
Posted May 8, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That's an unusually aggressive load-limit for a century old, wooden deck bridge on a minimal maintenance road. I hope Mr. Farmer doesn't end up putting this one in the drink!

Coon Creek Bridge
Posted May 8, 2014, by Joe Fishbein (jmf [at] visi [dot] com)

Inspected this bridge on 5/7/2014. Road dead-ends in farmer's field to the north. Recently rated and posted at 16 tons single vehicle and 25 tons combination.