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Third Street Bridge


Oblique view

Photo taken Oct. 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

BH Photo #103452

Street View 


From: History of Goodhue County Minnesota Illustrated; Chapter XIII; by Franklin Curtiss-Wedge, editor; H. C. Cooper Jr. & Co. (1909)

"The city is replacing the old wood and iron bridge across the Big Cannon at Third street with a new steel and concrete structure at a cost of $10,000."

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Through truss bridge over Cannon River on Third Street in Cannon Falls
Cannon Falls, Goodhue County, Minnesota
Open to one-lane traffic
Built 1909 by A.Y. Bayne & Co. of Minneapolis and Louis P. Wolff, engineer
- A.Y. Bayne & Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Riveted, 10-panel Pennsylvania through truss
Length of largest span: 177.2 ft.
Total length: 184.4 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 6, 1989
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.51353, -92.90419   (decimal degrees)
44°30'49" N, 92°54'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/507614/4928916 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cannon Falls
Average daily traffic (as of 1986)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 89001836 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
MN L-5391 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20381 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: History info and source
  • November 25, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 19, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged Updated NBI Data
  • September 22, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Corrected construction year
  • November 28, 2005: Posted photos from Jason & Birgit Smith



Third Street Bridge
Posted June 17, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Third Street Bridge
Posted October 15, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge has a New Castle/Central States style plaque on it. I don't know if records exist to support it, but I would bet $$$ that A.Y.Bayne sublet the fabrication of this span to the Central States Bridge Company. They were known to fabricate trusses for various firms that either didn't have their own facilities, or were unable to keep up with demand.