Thursday, June 13, 2019

MN-40 over Lac qui Parle Lake near Milan, MN

(Bridge Hunter; no Historic Bridges; Satellite)

According to Bridge Hunter comments, for once, MnDOT wanted to rehabilitate and save a truss, but the locals want it replaced. It was too small for big farm equipment. Rehabilitation would have cost $2.6m, but the new bridge costs $7.7m for a road with low traffic counts. [WCtrib]

Street View

Photo courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society This photo from the Minnesota Historical Society shows the Milan Bridge, at left, as it was being built in 1938 to replace a bridge installed in 1901 at the site.
In fact, the replacement started May 13, 2019 to replace it with yet-another concrete girder bridge. The new bridge will provide a higher and wider boat channel.
Screenshot @ -0:10
John Harker posted a video of the truss being removed from its current location.
Dennis DeBruler I see the bridge is being replaced.
Do you know if this span is going to be relocated "to the Lac qui Parle county park to span the Lac qui Parle river?"
Lori Kay Kettner Wow is it going somewhere else to be used?
Marilyn Hannasch I think I heard they are cutting it up.

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