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Wabasha-Nelson Bridge


Overview of the bridge

Photo taken by Jason Smith


BH Photo #177199


Street Views 


Warren through truss bridge over Mississippi River on MN 60/WI 25
Wabasha, Wabasha County, Minnesota, and Buffalo County, Wisconsin
Open to traffic
Built 1987
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals
Length of largest span: 470.2 ft.
Total length: 2,462.1 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Also called
Michael Duane Clickner Memorial Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.38639, -92.03194   (decimal degrees)
44°23'11" N, 92°01'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/577107/4915245 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wabasha North
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
MN 79000 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 44459 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 74.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 17, 2019: Updated by Ben Tate: Added alternative name from comments
  • October 14, 2019: New photos from Ben Tate
  • August 24, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • March 31, 2013: New photos from Don Morrison
  • October 11, 2010: New photo from Ruth Reynolds
  • September 12, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • July 30, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • March 16, 2010: Added by Matthew Lohry


  • Matt Lohry
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Ruth Reynolds - ruthmusic [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Don Morrison
  • John Weeks Highways, Byways, And Bridge Photography
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Wabasha-Nelson Bridge
Posted October 16, 2019, by CHAD ROBERSON (mrtazwrench [at] juno [dot] com)

I was 14 when this bridge opened, the public was able to walk the road way my Dad and I took the opportunity to do so. it was quite a change from the old bridge that was tall and narrow with an S-curve on the MN side.

Wabasha-Nelson Bridge
Posted June 12, 2014, by Joe fishbein (jmf [at] visi [dot] com)

This bridge was recently named the "Michael Duane Clickner Memorial Bridge" in honor of a Wabasha resident who was killed in the Vietnam war. Minnesota governor Mark Dayton signed the bill naming the bridge in late May. Here is a link to an article about the naming:


Wabasha-Nelson Bridge
Posted June 12, 2014, by Joe Fishbein (jmf [at] visi [dot] com)

We inspected this bridge last week. Photo is a view towards Wabasha from the man-lift used to inspect the high steel.