Old West Chaska Creek Bridge

Abandoned Wooden Trestle over Former West Chaska Creek
Chaska, Carver County, Minnesota

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Name Old West Chaska Creek Bridge
Built By Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Contractor Unknown
Currently Owned By Carver County
Length 65 Feet Total
Width 1 Track
Height Above Ground 5 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 18
Significance Minimal Significance
A brief history of the Minneapolis & St. Louis mainline from Minneapolis to Mason City:


One of the small wooden trestles remaining in Chaska is this structure. It once crossed West Chaska Creek, which has since been diverted into a nearby channel.
It was built in 1956, as a renewal of a similar structure.
A simple bridge, it features five spans set onto wooden pile piers.
This bridge faces an uncertain future. While remaining in good condition, Chaska has not expressed any future plans for the bridge.

The author has ranked this bridge as being minimally significant, due to the common design.
The photo above is an overview.


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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