Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Historic Bridges

Bridge 38001

Bridge 38001

Bridge 38001

See features of the bridge

History & significance

Bridge 38001 carries a single track of the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range (DM&IR) Railway over U.S. Highway 61 near Two Harbors in Lake County. Built in 1962, it is a 172.9-foot-long, four-span, steel multi-beam bridge aligned on a long curve that continues over the bridge. Noted Minnesota bridge engineer Walter Hall Wheeler (1883-1974) designed the structure to accommodate the curve with unusual skewed spans and skewed piers.

Bridge 38001 is a contributing resource to the Trunk Highway 61 Expressway Historic District.

Location

City of Two Harbors (Lake County)
Latitude, Longitude: 47.016834, -91.702871

Bridge features

Bridge 38001

The combination of square abutments and skewed piers is designed to accommodate the curved track and superstructure alignment.

Bridge 38001

The expressway setting of the bridge.