An additional route was built in 1888 by the Wisconsin Central, connecting to the junction of the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway in Minneapolis.
A spur to the St. Paul Union Depot from Little Canada was constructed in 1906. The Wisconsin Central remained independent until 1961, when it formally merged with the MStP&StM to form the Soo Line.
In 1982, the Soo Line abandoned a portion between St. Paul and Oakdale. This segment has largely become the Gateway State Trail.
In 1985, the Soo Line was purchased by Canadian Pacific. The Minneapolis-Stillwater portion was sold to Wisconsin Central Ltd, and became Canadian National in 2001.
This standard I-Beam bridge crosses Arlington Avenue near Rice Street.
Built in 1953, the bridge consists of a single I-Beam span, set onto timber piles. The bridge is approached by trestle spans.
Structures like this are incredibly common along railroads, due to their ability to be cheap to construct.
Overall, it appears that this bridge remains in good condition.
The author has ranked this bridge as being minimally significant, due to the common design.
The photo above is an overview.