Douglas State Trail - #9 Bridge

Project Details by Fiscal Year
Fund Source
Parks & Trails Fund
Start Date
June 2011
End Date
September 2013
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Rehabilitation of State Trail Bridge over the South Branch of the Middle Fork Zumbro River.

About the Issue

The Douglas State Trail, Bridge #9, is a 3 span, steel girder bridge which carries the Douglas State Trail over the South Branch Middle Fork Zumbro River. The rehabilitation of the bridge will be completed in two phases: (1) rehabilitation of the masonry piers and all structural components; (2) replacement of the existing deck and the installation of new safety railings. Structural rehabilitation is anticipated to be completed by 1 December 2011.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2009 Ch. 172 Art. 3 Sec. 2(3)
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Rehabilitation of a former railroad bridge which currently carries the Douglas State Trail over the South Branch Middle Fork Zumbro River. This 3 span steel through-girder structure that is approximately 100 years old. This multispan structure has been inspected and has been recommended for rehabilitation.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The rehabilitation of this 218 foot long three span steel girder bridge to safely accommodate continued recreational trail use. The rehabilitation is to include the repair to the masonry piers and abutments the installation of a new trail surface/deck and the installation of new safety railing across the entire structure. Because the bridge is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places - specific rehabilitation guidelines apply. The rehabilitation of this trail structure is scheduled to be completed by 1 November 2012.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
MNDNR Division of Parks and Trails
Street Address
500 Lafayette Rd
St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 259-5636
Administered By
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500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155

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