Yaeger (Kern) Bridge (Bridge L5669)
History & significance
The Yaeger (Kern) Bridge is a single-span, wrought-iron, bowstring arch through truss resting on limestone abutments. The bridge is located in in the southeast corner of South Bend Township in Blue Earth County. The bridge spans the Le Sueur River and is closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The bridge was constructed by John Mahowald and the Wrought Iron Bridge Company in 1873. The bridge is significant as the only example of a bowstring through truss bridge in Minnesota and for its exceptional span length.
South Bend Township (Blue Earth County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.10978358, -94.04214278