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Bear Creek Bridge TR406


Lost pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on TR406
Fillmore County, Minnesota
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1927; replaced 2016
Warren pony truss with all verticals
Length of largest span: 44.0 ft.
Total length: 46.9 ft.
Deck width: 23.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.75222, -92.43833   (decimal degrees)
43°45'08" N, 92°26'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/545218/4844506 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1973)
Inventory numbers
MN L4925 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20359 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 40 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 6, 2009: Updated by Brian McKee: changed road name from CR to TR


  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Bear Creek Bridge TR406
Posted May 24, 2016, by Joe Fishbein (jmfmando [at] gmail [dot] com)

Photo of the old bridge.

Bear Creek Bridge TR406
Posted May 24, 2016, by Joe Fishbein (jmfmando [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is gone, replaced by a 3-span curved concrete slab (MN bridge 23591). The nameplate still had protective duct tape over it when I visited on 5/19/16, so the new bridge was built very recently.

Bear Creek Bridge TR406
Posted June 18, 2010, by Matthew Lohry

Given the listed conditions of this bridge, shouldn't it be listed as "functionally obsolete" rather than "structurally deficient"? I understand that this rating comes from the NBI, but sometimes it makes one wonder what their criteria for rating these structures really are.