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RCPE - Redwood River Bridge

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DM&E Redwood River Bridge

From east bank

Photo taken by John Marvig in March 2012

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BH Photo #227910

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Redwood River on railroad
Location
Lyon County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1902 for Chicago & North western Railroad
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad (RCP&E)
Design
1-60' Span Deck Plate Girder
1-132' Span Double-intersection Warren deck truss
1-60' Span Deck Plate Girder
All Resting on stone piers and abutments
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 130.0 ft.
Total length: 260.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
RCPE - Bridge 1341
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.26112, -96.00423   (decimal degrees)
44°15'40" N, 96°00'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/739129/4905240 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dead Coon Lake
Inventory numbers
DM&E Bridge 1341
BH 51361 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 15, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: changed reporting marks
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "railroad"
  • March 18, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Chicago & North Western Railway"
  • March 18, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information after seeing up close
  • February 21, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge is in Lyon County, NOT Goodhue County. Nice pic, though.
  • February 20, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern Railroad"

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