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Redwood River Bridge at Camden State Park

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2010

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BH Photo #177806

Map 

Description 

This bridge was brought here in 1994 after a flash flood wiped out a pony truss bridge that was of pinned connected Howe pony truss design. That bridge was at least 7.5 feet tall and was longer than this structure. It is unknown where the present bridge originated from.

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss bridge over Redwood River on CR 25
Location
Lyon County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1925. Brought here to replace another pony truss bridge destroyed by flooding in 1994; still in service
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 47.6 ft.
Total length: 50.2 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Also called
North Camden Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.37000, -95.92417   (decimal degrees)
44°22'12" N, 95°55'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/267016/4917128 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Russell
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
40
Inventory numbers
MN R0122 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20488 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Built 1925 (1,291)
Built during 1920s (10,085)
Lyon County, Minnesota (20)
Minnesota (1,618)
One-lane traffic (7,653)
Open (40,265)
Owned by county (21,235)
Pony truss (16,573)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,927)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,406)
Truss (33,909)
Warren pony truss (3,455)
Warren truss (6,734)

Update Log 

  • September 18, 2010: Updated by Jason Smith: Added and changed some info on this bridge

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com

Comments 

Redwood River Bridge at Camden State Park
Posted October 16, 2014, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Thanks Joe. I've posted an article about these bridges as they were one of my favorite places to visit during my days attending high school in nearby Marshall: http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2014/10/16/the-soon-to...

Hopefully MnDNR or the county or both will have second thoughts on this topic.

JS

Redwood River Bridge at Camden State Park
Posted October 9, 2014, by Joe Fishbein (jmf [at] visi [dot] com)

Spoke with a guy from the Minnesota DNR last week (10/2/14). Lyon County is planning to turn over ownership of the road and the three pony truss bridges to the DNR very soon. It is likely that the bridges will then be replaced, probably with concrete and a form liner that resembles cut stone.