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Bridge 92366 in Wright/Hennepin counties.

Bridge 92366 off County Hwy 19 over Crow River

 

Bridge number: 92366

Year built: 1885

Contractor: Morse Bridge Company, Youngstown, Ohio

Overall length: 231 feet

Overall width: 15.5 feet

 

 

Adapted from National Register of Historic Places nomination and information provided by Mary Coons of the Hanover Historical Society. The Hanover Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

 

 

Historic significance

The Hanover Bridge is a single lane, single-span, pin-connected Pratt through truss of metal construction with a timber floor. It is a well preserved example of a bridge type once common in the region. It serves the community as a pedestrian bridge today.

The bridge carried traffic until December 1966. Due to its weight limit, anyone growing up in Hanover during that time remembers how the school bus would stop at one end, let the students off to walk across the bridge, then slowly creep across to pick them up at the opposite end before continuing on its way. Vehicular traffic which formerly passed over the bridge now passes over a concrete bridge 1500 feet to the west.