TC&W Powers Boulevard Bridge

Steel Girder Bridge over Powers Boulevard
Chanhassen, Carver County, Minnesota

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Name TC&W Powers Boulevard Bridge
Built By Chicago, Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific Railway
Contractor Unknown
Currently Owned By Twin Cities & Western Railroad
Length 130 Feet Total, 65 Foot Spans
Width 1 Track
Height Above Ground 20 Feet (Estimated)
Superstructure Type Steel Deck Plate Girder
Substructure Type Concrete
Date Built 1980
Traffic Count 3 Trains/Day (Estimated)
Current Status In Use
Significance Minimal Significance
A brief history of the Milwaukee Road route from Minneapolis to the Missouri River:


As Chanhassen has continued to grow, more main arterial roads are needed. One of such is Powers Boulevard.
In 1980, Chanhassen planned a four lane boulevard known as Powers Boulevard to connect Minnesota Highway 5 with newer neighborhoods on the south side of town.
As a result, a new railroad bridge was needed to cross this road.
Consisting of two deck girder spans, the bridge remains in very good condition. The entire structure sits on concrete substructures, and the bridge contains little decorative features.

The author has ranked this bridge as being minimally 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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