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]
|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.|
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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.