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
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.
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.