Luce Line State Trail - McLeod County Ditch Bridge #9 (Hutchinson)

Project Details by Fiscal Year
Fund Source
Parks & Trails Fund
Start Date
May 2011
End Date
December 2011
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Replacement of State Trail Bridge over McLeod County Ditch 16A, east of the City of Hutchinson.

About the Issue

Luce Line State Trail Bridge #9, is a 91 foot long, timber, former railroad bridge that carries the Luce Line State Trail over McLeod County Ditch 16A. This bridge has been subject to inspection and it has been determined to not be a candidate for rehabilitation and has been recommended for replacement. The former railroad bridge is to be replaced with a single span, steel truss bridge with a twelve foot wide, concrete trail Surface. The installation of the steel truss replacement for Luce Line Bridge #9 is to be complete by 1 November 2011.

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

Replacement of the former railroad bridge which carried the Luce Line State Trail over Mcleod County Ditch 16A east of the community of Hutchinson. The former wood pile railroad bridge is approximately 100 years old hand has been inspected and recommended for replacement given the extent and scope of structural deterioration.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The demolition of the existing 91 foot long four span timber bridge was completed during September 2011 and the installation of the replacement 90 foot long single span steel truss trail bridge (Luce Line Bridge #9) is to be complete and open for use by 1 November 2011.

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
Administered by

500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155

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