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Central Lakes Trail - MN-27 Overpass

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Overview
I-Beam bridge over MN-27 on Central Lakes Trail
Location
Osakis, Todd County, Minnesota
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Scheduled for replacement 2022
History
Built 1939
Railroad
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 42.0 ft.
Total length: 136.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.86507, -95.14023   (decimal degrees)
45°51'54" N, 95°08'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/333876/5081283 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Osakis
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
3,250
Inventory numbers
MN 758 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 55919 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 1999)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
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Update Log 

  • September 14, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: Fixed GPS
  • March 28, 2013: Added by John Marvig

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Central Lakes Trail - MN-27 Overpass
Posted September 14, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'm not sure there even is a truss within 50 miles of this spot..but it may be worth suggesting to MNDOT. I know Minnesota has gotten better about reusing old trusses:

http://bridgehunter.com/mn/washington/

It's a bummer that Milan ( http://bridgehunter.com/mn/chippewa/5380/ ) was presumably demolished well before this bridge will be replaced. This may have been a decent spot.

Of course, Sulphur Lake ( http://bridgehunter.com/mn/redwood/4667/) is scheduled to be removed this year, and I have not heard of it being removed quite yet.

Central Lakes Trail - MN-27 Overpass
Posted September 14, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I suppose its too much to hope for that a historic truss bridge might be used to replace this bridge.

Central Lakes Trail - MN-27 Overpass
Posted September 14, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Doomed due to a low clearance:

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d3/projects/h27osakis/