Root River State Trail - Bridge #28 -Lanesboro to Rushford
Rehabilitation of State Trail Bridges along the Root River State Trail between the communities of Lanesboro and Rushford.
The Root River State Trail has a total of 24 bridges between Lanesboro and Rushford, all former railroad structures that have been converted to recreational trail use. This project consists of the rehabilitation of Bridge RR#28 which carries the Root River State Trail over Koanen Creek near its confluence with the Root River. The rehabilitation of this structure is to be completed in two phases: (1) the structural rehabilitation or replacement of the timber pile, timber beams and timber approach backwalls; (2) the replacement of the trail surface/deck and safety railings. The structural rehabilitation of Bridge RR#28 is to be completed by 15 December 2011. The rehabilitation/replacement of the trail surface/bridge deck and safety railing on the bridge will be completed in association with the scheduled resurfacing of this trail segment in 2012.
Rehabilitation of a former railroad bridge which currently carries the Root River State Trail over Koanen Creek approximately 2.5 miles east of the community of Whalen. This 99 foot long seven span wood bridge is approximately 100 years old has been subject to inspection and has been recommended for rehabilitation.
The rehabilitation of the 99 foot long seven span timber bridge to accommodate continued recreational use. The structural rehabilitation of this structure is to include the repair or replacement of wood support piles and the replacement of deteriorated support beams and backwalls. The structural rehabilitation of this bridge is scheduled to be complete by 15 December 2011. The rehabilitation of the trail surface/bridge deck and safety railing on the bridge will be replaced in association with the scheduled resurfacing of this trail segment in 2012.