Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Historic Bridges

Bridge 3398

Bridge 3398

Bridge 3398
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History & significance

Bridge 3398, constructed in 1920 by the Minneapolis Bridge Company, carries Old Highway 12 (former County Road 79) over the Minnesota River in Ortonville, Big Stone County. The road has been converted to a pedestrian path. The reinforced-concrete, open-spandrel, single-span rainbow arch bridge was designed by the Marsh Engineering Company of Des Moines, Iowa, and features Classical Revival-inspired design aesthetics, including the integral, open balustrade railing and decorative endposts. Bridge 3398 is significant as an example of the work of James Marsh and his concrete rainbow arch design patent.

Location

City of Ortonville (Big Stone County)
Latitude, Longitude: 45.29527972, -96.44419314

Bridge features

Zumbro Parkway Bridge

Design and construction of a reinforced-concrete rainbow arch, representing James Marsh's arch patent.

Zumbro Parkway Bridge
Reinforced-concrete and steel reinforcing framework.
Zumbro Parkway Bridge
Overall Classical Revival design aesthetics, including the integral, open balustrade railing and decorative endposts.