TC&W County 140 Bridge

Concrete Encased I-Beam Bridge over County Road 140
East of Cologne, Carver County, Minnesota

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Name TC&W County 140 Bridge
Built By Chicago, Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific Railway
Contractor Unknown
Currently Owned By Twin Cities & Western Railroad
Length 31 Feet Total
Width 2 Tracks, 1 In Use
Height Above Ground 11 Feet 8 Inches
Superstructure Type Concrete Encased I-Beam
Substructure Type Concrete
Date Built 1936
Traffic Count 3 Trains/Day (Estimated)
Current Status In Use
MILW Bridge Number O-1489
Significance Local Significance
A brief history of the Milwaukee Road route from Minneapolis to the Missouri River:


This unique bridge crosses a county road near the town of Cologne.
Built in 1936, the bridge consists of sets of beams, encased in concrete and set onto concrete substructures. These beams are exposed on the bottom.
This unique bridge features a rather rare design. It is unknown why the bridge was designed like this, especially two years after the second track was removed.
The bridge remains in fair condition, with some minor cosmetic deterioration starting.

The author has ranked this bridge as being locally significant, due to the newer age.
The photo above is an overview. The bridge can be accessed from the road below.


Source Type


Build Date 2017 National Bridge Inventory
Railroad Line History Source ICC Valuation Information, Compiled by Richard S. Steele

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