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Oronoco Bridge

Photos 

Oblique view

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason Smith

BH Photo #103508

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Originally replaced an iron truss bridge built by Horace E. Horton

Facts 

Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Zumbro River on CSAH 18 at Oronoco
Location
Oronoco, Olmsted County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1918; rehabilitated 1987; Damaged by flood & re-opened 2010
Builder
- N.M. Stark & Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 208.3 ft.
Total length: 295.9 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.16243, -92.53475   (decimal degrees)
44°09'45" N, 92°32'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/537199/4890019 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oronoco
Inventory numbers
MN 448 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20526 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 24, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added NBI data
  • August 25, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • March 8, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder
  • November 9, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • December 27, 2010: Updated by Nate Ahrensfeld: Edited status
  • February 18, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated GPS coordinates and approach type
  • January 9, 2006: Posted photos from Jason Smith

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry
  • Nate Ahrensfeld
  • Benjamin Cole - mountainjam99 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Book
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Paul Plassman
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation - Excellent discussion of bridge

Comments 

Oronoco Bridge
Posted November 24, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Photo of bridge as it originally appeared before widening:

https://collection.mndigital.org/catalog/olms:689#/image/0

Oronoco Bridge
Posted November 10, 2010, by Ted Thorson (Ted_Thoreson [at] yahoo [dot] com)

September 23, 2010 5 minutes before closing bridge

Oronoco Bridge
Posted November 9, 2010, by Robert Thompson

I think the flotsam ON TOP of the dam structure says it all.... wow! That was some flood!

Oronoco Bridge
Posted November 9, 2010, by Ted Thorson (Ted_Thoreson [at] yahoo [dot] com)

September 2010 Flood

Oronoco Bridge
Posted November 9, 2010, by Ted Thorson (Ted_Thoreson [at] yahoo [dot] com)

September 2010 Flood

Oronoco Bridge
Posted November 9, 2010, by Ted Thorson (Ted_Thoreson [at] yahoo [dot] com)

September 2010 Flood

Oronoco Bridge
Posted November 9, 2010, by Ted Thorson (Ted_Thoreson [at] yahoo [dot] com)

September 2010 flood

Oronoco Bridge
Posted November 9, 2010, by Ted Thorson (Ted_thoreson [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Sptember 2010 flood

Oronoco Bridge
Posted September 25, 2010, by Benjamin Cole (mountainjam99 [at] gmail [dot] com)