West Chaska Creek Bridge

Modern Through Plate Girder Bridge over West Chaska Creek
Chaska, Carver County, Minnesota

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Name West Chaska Creek Bridge
Built By Chicago & North Western Railway
Contractor Unknown
Currently Owned By Carver County
Length 70 Feet Total
Width 1 Track
Height Above Ground 25 Feet (Estimated)
Superstructure Type Through Plate Girder
Substructure Type Concrete
Date Built 1986
Traffic Count 0 Trains/Day (Bridge is Abandoned)
Current Status Abandoned
Significance Minimal Significance
A brief history of the Minneapolis & St. Louis mainline from Minneapolis to Mason City:


Built in 1986, this structure was built as part of a diversion project for West Chaska Creek.
Consisting of a standard through girder span, the bridge rests on concrete abutments.
The future of this bridge is unknown. It is possible that it may be reused as a trail, although it may also sit abandoned for some time longer.

The author has ranked this bridge as being minimally significant, due to the modern design.
The photo above is an overview. The bridge can be seen from a nearby road.


Source Type


Build Date Construction of diversion channel
Railroad Line History Source ICC Valuation Information, Compiled by Richard S. Steele

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