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Renville Co 9 - Redwood Co 7 Bridge
Minnesota River Highway Crossing
Belview, MN

Renville Co 9 - Redwood Co 7 Bridge

• Structure ID: NBI: 64504.
• Location: River Mile 231.6.
• River Elevation: 854 Feet.
• Highway: Renville Co 9, Redwood Co 7.
• Daily Traffic Count: 490 (2003).
• Bridge Type: Steel Girder, Concrete Deck.
• Length: 347 Feet Overall, 131 Foot Longest Span.
• Width: 30 Feet, 2 Lanes.
• Navigation Channel Width: Non-Navigable.
• Height Above Water: 16 Feet.
• Date Built: 1966.
The County 9 - County 7 bridge is a very typical steel girder bridge with a concrete deck and the older style guardrails. The distinguishing features of this bridge are the gray color of the girders the T-shaped piers, and the guardrails with 2 layers of concrete and 2 layers of metal. This bridge is one of several similar bridges in rural Renville County that crosses the Minnesota River using county roads. The common theme is that these bridges were all built about the same time, they are all about the same dimensions, and they are all in good shape today.

The photo above is a view looking down the length of the bridge deck towards Renville County from the center of Redwood County highway 7. The photo below is a view looking north across the Minnesota River along the upstream west face of the bridge.


Renville Co 9 - Redwood Co 7 Bridge
Renville Co 9 - Redwood Co 7 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, which is partially hidden by a metal guardrail.

Renville Co 9 - Redwood Co 7 Bridge
Renville Co 9 - Redwood Co 7 Bridge
These two photos are views of the remains of the old bridge that was once located at this spot. Both photos were taken from the deck of the 1966 bridge. The photo above is the abutment and first bridge pier on the north side of the Minnesota River. The photo below is the abutment on the south side of the river.

Renville Co 9 - Redwood Co 7 Bridge

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