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Cass Co Hwy 3 - Itasca Co Hwy 18 (West)
Mississippi River Highway Crossing
Near Deer River, MN

Cass Co Hwy 3 - Itasca Co Hwy 18

• Structure ID: NBI 11511
• Location: River Mile 1216.4
• River Elevation: 1,277 Feet
• Counties: Cass, Itasca
• Highways: Cass County Highway 3, Itasca County Highway 18
• Daily Traffic Count: 380 (2001)
• Bridge Type: Concrete Girder
• Bridge Length: 248 Feet, 80 Foot Longest Span
• Bridge Width: 32 Feet, 2 Lanes
• Height Above Water: 7 Feet
• Date Built: 1979
There are two bridges within 5 miles of each other that both cross the Mississippi River, both are on the border between Cass County and Itasca County, both are Cass County Highway 3 on one end and Itasca County Highway 18 on the other end, and both are built from precast concrete girders. It is easy to confuse the two bridges.

This bridge is the upriver of the two Hwy 3/Hwy 18 bridges. It runs north and south, and it is accessed from US Highway 2 by following Itasca County Highway 18 straight south. The distinguishing feature is the railing, which is the modern concrete style, but capped with a metal rail. The river crosses the highway at an angle, so the entire bridge is set at an angle to accommodate the river channel. Rather than sharing the two bridges, Cass County owns this bridge, and Itasca County owns the other similar bridge.

This bridge is the fourth of five bridges that cross the great river as it forms the border between Cass County and Itasca County.

The photo above is a view looking south across the bridge deck. The photo below is a view from the northwest corner of the bridge.


Cass Co Hwy 3 - Itasca Co Hwy 18

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