Renewal and Rehabilitation of State Trail Bridges

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,525,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,600,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,811,800
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,412,000
Fund Source
Parks & Trails Fund
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2009
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Capital Development/Rehabilitation
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(3)
Appropriation Language

Sec. 3. Department of Natural Resources
(a)$14,262,000 the first year and $14,603,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to:
(1)Connect people to the outdoors;
(2)Acquire land and create opportunities;
(3)Maintain existing holdings; and
(4)Improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,525,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Parks and Trails Division set a goal of rehabilitating 6 bridges located along Minnesota's State Trails during FY13.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Parks and Trails Division was able to rehabilitate 14 state trail bridges during FY13, far exceeding its goal.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(3)
Appropriation Language

Sec. 3. Department of Natural Resources
(a)$14,262,000 the first year and $14,603,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to:
(1)Connect people to the outdoors;
(2)Acquire land and create opportunities;
(3)Maintain existing holdings; and
(4)Improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,600,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Parks and Trails Division has established a target for FY12 to complete the rehabilitation or replacement of 6 state trail bridges determined through structural engineering inspection to require rehabilitation to assure continued user safety and trail continuity.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Parks and Trails Division has completed the rehabilitation of 15 bridges in FY12.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 3, Sec. 2(3)
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,811,800
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Parks and Trails Division set a goal of rehabilitating 3 bridges located along Minnesota's State Trails during FY11.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Parks and Trails Division was able to rehabilitate 4 state trail bridges during FY11.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 3, Sec. 2(3)
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,412,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Division of Parks and Trails' goal for FY10 was to complete the rehabilitation or replacement of 3 state trail bridges that require rehabilitation to assure continued user safety and trail continuity.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Parks and Trails Division has completed the engineering inspections of 10 bridges and the rehabilitation of one bridge.

Project Overview

This program focuses on the rehabilitation or replacement of existing state trail bridges, including structural engineering inspections of all trail bridges . Of the more than 300 existing bridges on State Trails, the majority are wood or masonry former railroad structures of which more than 1/3 exceed 100 years old. Starting in fiscal year 2014, future PAT reporting will not separate bridges from trails outcomes reporting, as they are part of the same system of recreational use.

About the Issue

The Parks and Trails Division's State Trail Bridge efforts are focused on the comprehensive inspection of existing state trail bridges and the rehabilitation or replacement of existing state bridges, to enhance user safety, improve accessibility and repair or replace damaged or deteriorated existing structures.

Project Manager
First Name
Kent
Last Name
Skaar
Organization Name
MNDNR Division of Parks and Trails
Street Address
500 Lafayette Rd
City
St Paul
Zip Code
55155
Phone
651-259-5636
Email
kent.skaar@state.mn.us