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Historic Bridges

Spring Brook Bridge (Bridge L4646)

Spring Brook Bridge (Bridge L4646)

Spring Brook Bridge
See features of the bridge

History & significance

The Spring Brook Bridge is a single-span, reinforced concrete, filled-spandrel, barrel-vaulted, arch bridge, with slightly flared wingwall abutments. It was constructed in 1911 by Perley N. Gillham to carry Sixth Street over Spring Brook in the city of Beaver Creek, Rock County. Bridge L4646 is significant for its association with Perley N. Gillham, an early Minnesota bridge builder who designed and constructed reinforced-concrete arch bridges.

Location

City of Beaver Creek (Rock County)
Latitude, Longitude: 43.61524281, -96.35982498

Bridge features

Spring Brook Bridge

Design and construction of reinforced-concrete arch span,
exemplifying the style and construction method of Perley N.
Gillham, including the scribed line in the arch-ring edge,
distinctive slab railing, and decorative concrete molding
along the lower edge of all coping.