TC&W County 36 Bridge

Concrete Slab Bridge over County 36 (Former US-212)
Cologne, Carver County, Minnesota

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Name TC&W County 36 Bridge
Built By Chicago, Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific Railway
Contractor Unknown
Currently Owned By Twin Cities & Western Railroad
Length 30 Feet Total
Width 2 Tracks, 1 In Use
Height Above Ground 13 Feet 4 Inches
Superstructure Type Concrete Slab
Substructure Type Concrete
Date Built 1913
Traffic Count 3 Trains/Day (Estimated)
Current Status In Use
MILW Bridge Number O-494
Significance Local Significance
A brief history of the Milwaukee Road route from Minneapolis to the Missouri River:


Located just east of Cologne, this concrete slab bridge crosses a former alignment of US-212.
US-212 formerly went through the town of Cologne. However, it began bypassing the town in 1974.
When it bypassed, County 36 was created a business route. Currently, this is the route that this bridge crosses.
This structure consists of a standard concrete slab span, on concrete substructures.
Overall, the bridge remains in good condition. It is likely that the bridge has seen a rehabilitation.

The author has ranked this bridge as being locally significant, due to the common design.
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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