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Kettle River Bridge


Sorry for the lousy photo quality; I took these pics with my i-phone 3g.

Photo taken by Matt Lohry in August 2011


BH Photo #210656


Street Views 


Deck truss bridge over Kettle River on MN 123 at Sandstone
Pine County, Minnesota
Open to traffic
Built 1948
Pratt deck truss
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 402.9 ft.
Deck width: 32.2 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 29, 1998
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.12897, -92.85653   (decimal degrees)
46°07'44" N, 92°51'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/511083/5108387 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sandstone North
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
MN 5718 (Minnesota bridge number)
NRHP 98000687 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 20536 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 71.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 25, 2011: New photos from Matt Lohry
  • September 13, 2010: New Street View added by Matthew Lohry


  • Matt Lohry


Kettle River Bridge
Posted May 29, 2008, by Jolene V (joakabridgefreak [at] yahoo [dot] com)

once again bridge passed inspection and is considered SAFE. No gussette concerns:)

Kettle River Bridge
Posted February 5, 2008, by Jolene (joakabridgefreak [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is currently under investigation do to concerns of gussette plate thickness.No plans are made to replace this bridge or repair it.There is talk of weight restictions however.Bridge was built by A guthrie&co highway and is owned by the state of minnesota.The railroad trestle next to it IS being considered for replacement by northern Burlignton Santa Fe(owner). Trains have been instructed to go at a pace of 10 MPR across the trestle.

Kettle River Bridge
Posted October 5, 2007, by JO (joakabridgefreak)

This is a fine example of a pratt deck truss!! It's current rating is 75.8. It was redecked in 1984. Located by robinson and near a railroad trestle and lost bridge. ENJOY!!