The bridges included here are available for relocation. These bridges have been determined eligible for or are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, in large part because they are representative of a particular bridge type, were designed or constructed by an important Minnesota-bridge designer or builder, and/or for their historic value to Minnesota’s engineering heritage. Many of these bridges are ideally suited for rehabilitation at a new location for pedestrian use along trails or within parks. Additional information on the bridges and how to apply to own these significant structures can be found below.
History & significance
The Eden Bridge is a Warren pony truss constructed in 1918. It carries unpaved County State Aid Highway 8 over the Minnesota River, linking Eden Township in Brown County to Camp Township in Renville County. The Eden Bridge is significant as the state’s longest surviving example of a Warren pony truss that used the widely adopted 1917-1925 Minnesota Highway Department’s standard plan.