Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Historic Bridges

Bridge 661

Bridge 661

bridge 661

See features of the bridge

History and significance

Bridge 661 is a concrete deck girder bridge built in 1913. It carries Township Road 38 over Elm Creek about 7 miles north of Fairmont in northeastern Martin County. Bridge 661 is significant because it was designed at the outer span length for the reinforced-concrete girder type and for its association with William Cowels, a noted consulting engineer specializing in reinforced concrete construction.


Westford Township (Martin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 43.76819014, -94.41298664

Bridge features

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Design and construction of a single-span reinforced-concrete deck girder, as created by noted Minnesota engineering William Cowles. At the time of its construction, the bridge had a span length that exceeded standard plans created by the Minnesota Highway Department.