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UP - Raven Stream Bridge

Description 

When built, this bridge featured the largest plate girders fabricated west of the Mississippi.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Raven Stream on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Scott County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1898
Builder
- Gillette-Herzog Manufacturing Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Railroads
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (MSTL)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Through Plate Girder
Dimensions
Span length: 73.8 ft.
Total length: 73.8 ft.
Also called
M&STL - Raven Stream Bridge
M&STL - Bridge #44
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.62393, -93.58227   (decimal degrees)
44°37'26" N, 93°34'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/453809/4941340 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Prague
Inventory number
BH 53738 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 2, 2012: Added by John Marvig

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