Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Historic Bridges

Bridge 1238A

Bridge 1238A

bridge 1238A
See features of the bridge

History & significance

Bridge 1238A is a concrete slab bridge built in 1918 that carries South Main Street over the Cottonwood River in the city of Sanborn in Redwood County. Bridge 1238A 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 slab bridges.


City of Sanborn (Redwood County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.20291287, -95.12684007

Bridge features

bridge 1238A

Design and construction of a concrete slab span construction using the Minnesota Highway Department's innovative cellular-slab concrete deck.

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