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UP - Porter Creek Bridge

Photos 

M&STL Bridge #42

Looking north

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2011

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BH Photo #240828

Map 

Description 

Build date provided by 1928 M&StL valuation summary

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Porter Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Scott County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1902
Railroads
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (MSTL)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Through Plate Girder
Dimensions
Span length: 46.8 ft.
Total length: 46.8 ft.
Also called
M&STL - Bridge #42
M&STL - Porter Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.63587, -93.59630   (decimal degrees)
44°38'09" N, 93°35'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/452705/4942674 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jordan East
Inventory number
BH 53736 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 16, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: added build date from ICC records
  • May 9, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected stream name
  • April 20, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Ballasted Deck"
  • October 2, 2012: Added by John Marvig

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