East Chaska Creek Bridge

Wooden Trestle over East Chaska Creek
Chaska, Carver County, Minnesota

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Name East Chaska Creek Bridge
Built By Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Contractor Unknown
Currently Owned By Carver County
Length 56 Feet Total
Width 1 Track
Height Above Ground 10 Feet (Estimated)
Superstructure Type Wooden Pile Trestle
Substructure Type Timber Pile
Date Built 1956
Traffic Count 0 Trains/Day (Bridge is Abandoned)
Current Status Abandoned
M&StL Bridge Number 17
Significance Minimal Significance
A brief history of the Minneapolis & St. Louis mainline from Minneapolis to Mason City:


One of a couple of small trestle bridges in Chaska, this structure crosses East Chaska Creek.
It is believed that this bridge was built in 1956, prior to the C&NW acquisition of the route. It is a standard bridge, with 4 spans resting on wooden piles.
Overall, this bridge remains in good condition. It has an unknown future.

The author has ranked this bridge as being minimally significant, due to the common design.
The photo above is an overview. The bridge can easily be accessed from Chaska Boulevard.


Source Type


Build Date Union Pacific Railroad Environmental Materials
Railroad Line History Source ICC Valuation Information, Compiled by Richard S. Steele

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