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Wells Creek Bridge


Approach, driving south

View south over the bridge. The sign indicates a weight limit of 8 and 14 tons. The concrete deck and curb are visible.

Photo taken by Fmiser in October 2012

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)


BH Photo #241491



Pony truss bridge over Wells Creek on CR 117
Goodhue County, Minnesota
Open to traffic, 8/14 ton weight limit
Built 1917
Riveted Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Length of largest span: 73.5 ft.
Total length: 78.7 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.49444, -92.35583   (decimal degrees)
44°29'40" N, 92°21'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/551214/4926993 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lake City
Average daily traffic (as of 1986)
Inventory numbers
MN 2624 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20382 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 26.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 23, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • January 20, 2013: New photos from Fmiser
  • October 15, 2012: Updated by Fmiser: Added categories "Concrete deck", "Riveted"



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

This bridge is gone, replaced by a 3-span concrete slab (MN bridge 25613).

Wells Creek Bridge
Posted January 9, 2015, by Joe Fishbein (jmf [at] visi [dot] com)

Bridge was closed in September, and may already be gone. It is being replaced by -- what else? -- a prestressed concrete beam bridge.

Wells Creek Bridge
Posted May 23, 2014, by Joe Fishbein (jmf [at] visi [dot] com)

This bridge is being replaced starting in June 2014. Netting is already in place to prevent swallows from building nests on the bridge.