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West Olson Road Bridge

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I took this picture in 1991, while still in high school.

Photo taken by Matthew Lohry

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BH Photo #155361

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Little Fork River on Csah 114
Location
St. Louis County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1917
Builder
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Design
This bridge was an incredibly long bridge for its time, at 180' for the main span. This, with its narrow width, gave it a slender, graceful appearance. The bridge was supported by concrete abutments at the ends, and cylindrical steel concrete-filled caissons where the approaches joined the main span. Slender members and plenty of V-lacing added to this bridge's beauty.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 180.1 ft.
Total length: 208.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.89448, -93.04137   (decimal degrees)
47°53'40" N, 93°02'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/496907/5304573 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Silverdale
Inventory numbers
MN 7772 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 44146 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated builder name
  • February 16, 2010: Added by Matthew Lohry

Sources 

  • Matt Lohry

Comments 

West Olson Road Bridge
Posted June 11, 2010, by Matthew Lohry

I have reason to believe that this bridge was built by the Penn Bridge Company, as it is almost perfectly identical in its member configuration to the Brosseau Road Bridge.