The line served as a connection point, with several lines heading west at Northtown, and connections to Chicago at St. Paul.
The railroad became part of the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1896, which had constructed many lines expanding to the west coast.
The railroad continued to serve as a mainline, being double tracked very soon after construction.
By 1970, the NP merged with rival Great Northern, as well as Chicago, Burlington & Quincy to form Burlington Northern.
BN continued to maintain this as a high priority line. By 1996, the BN merged with Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway to form BNSF Railway.
BNSF continues to operate this line as the St. Paul Subdivision, and is the busiest section of track in Minnesota.
This bridge is a standard Through Girder span. It likely replaced a similar structure.
Built in 1936, the bridge features a substantial skew. The bridge rests on concrete substructures.
Overall, the the bridge appears to be in good condition.
The author has ranked the bridge as being locally significant, due to the common design.
The photo above is an overview.