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Renville Co 12 - Redwood Co 19 Bridge
Minnesota River Highway Crossing
Belview, MN

Renville Co 12 - Redwood Co 19 Bridge

• Structure ID: NBI: 64558.
• Location: River Mile 228.4.
• River Elevation: 846 Feet.
• Highway: Renville Co 12, Redwood Co 19.
• Daily Traffic Count: 35 (2003).
• Bridge Type: Prestressed Concrete Girder, Concrete Deck.
• Length: 355 Feet.
• Width: 35 Feet, 2 Lanes.
• Navigation Channel Width: Non-Navigable.
• Height Above Water: 17 Feet.
• Date Built: 1998.
This bridge is part of a group of bridges in rural Renville County that cross the Minnesota River. Unlike many of those bridges, this one is relatively new, and as a result, it is a prestressed concrete girder bridge rather than a steel girder bridge that was popular in the 1960s. The distinguishing features include piers made up of concrete columns, large concrete blocks at the end of the guardrails, and the bridge being located on a gravel road.

The traffic count of 35 vehicles a day is an indicator of just how lonely this bridge must be. At 35 per day, this is 12,775 a year, or 120,775 in the decade that this bridge was built. In comparison, the I-35W bridge sees more cars crossing in a day than what this bridge has seen since it was opened in 1998.

The photo below is looking north down the length of the bridge deck towards Renville County from the center of Redwood County highway 19. The photo below is looking north across the Minnesota River down the upriver face of the highway 12 and highway 19 bridge.


Renville Co 12 - Redwood Co 19 Bridge
Renville Co 12 - Redwood Co 19 Bridge
The photo above is looking north down the length of the bridge deck from the southwest corner of the structure. The photo below is the bridge plate.

Renville Co 12 - Redwood Co 19 Bridge

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