Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Historic Bridges

Bridge 9395

Bridge 9395

Bridge 9395
See features of the bridge

History & significance

Bridge 9395 was constructed in 1958. The continuous steel girder bridge carries State Highway 61 over the Beaver River in Lake County. It is significant as the first major highway bridge in the state to be constructed of girders that were welded instead of riveted or rolled. Welded beam construction was an innovative technique that allowed for reduced size and weight of structural members, lowered fabrication time and cost, and decreased maintenance requirements.


City of Beaver Bay (Lake County)
Latitude, Longitude: 47.26021396, -91.29581998

Bridge features

Bridge 9395

Design and construction of the first major highway bridge with welded girders, representing an

innovative construction technique.