Rating:
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Roosevelt Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Nate Ahrensfeld

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BH Photo #165443

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Cedar River on CR 29 in Austin
Location
Austin, Mower County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1933
Builder
- Civil Works Administration
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 84.0 ft.
Total length: 178.2 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.66167, -92.96972   (decimal degrees)
43°39'42" N, 92°58'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/502441/4834296 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Austin East
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
6,200
Inventory numbers
MN 5368 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20507 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 51.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder
  • September 14, 2010: New Street View added by Matthew Lohry
  • May 16, 2010: New photo from Nate Ahrensfeld

Sources 

  • Nate Ahrensfeld
  • Matt Lohry
  • Luke

Comments 

Roosevelt Bridge
Posted December 29, 2013, by Matt Lohry

They state in the news article that the reasons for restoring the bridge rather than replacing was because the bridge was built by Americans at a time when there was no work (Great Depression), and the builders "did not want their artwork thrown away"...these are good reasons, and it's great to see that this bridge was restored, but...if these are the reasons to restore rather than replace an historic bridge, then every steel truss bridge built on our nation's highways throughout the '30's should have been restored rather than replaced!

Roosevelt Bridge
Posted December 28, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)