Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Historic Bridges

Bridge 1238

Bridge 1238

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See features of the bridge

History & significance

Bridge 1238 is a concrete through-girder bridge built in 1918 that carries South Main Street over the Cottonwood River in the city of Sanborn in Redwood County. It is significant for its association with Minnesota’s early highway system and as an example of the Minnesota Highway Commission’s innovative cellular-deck design as applied to concrete through-girder bridges.


City of Sanborn (Redwood County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.20107809, -95.12823347

Bridge features

bridge 1238

Design and construction of a concrete through-
girder using cellular-slab concrete deck.

bridge 1238
Located along historic State Road 10, an early
Minnesota highway.