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Clearwater Co Highway 40
Mississippi River Highway Crossing
Near Itasca State Park, MN

Clearwater Co Highway 40

• Structure ID: NBI 15509
• Location: River Mile 1333.1
• River Elevation: 1,389 Feet
• County: Clearwater
• Highway: Clearwater County Highway 40
• Daily Traffic Count: 230 (2003)
• Bridge Type: Wood Trestle
• Bridge Length: 90 Feet, 30 Foot Longest Span
• Bridge Width: 32 Feet, 2 Lanes
• Height Above Water: 6 Feet
• Date Built: 1982
This is the second real highway bridge to cross the Mississippi River. It is a timber beam bridge, with metal poles sunk into the river bed to serve as piers for the structure. The bridge also has wood in the abutments it keeps the roadway fill from spilling back into the river channel.

Clearwater Co Highway 40
The photo above is a view of the side of the bridge. The photo below is a view from the bridge looking downriver (to the north). The photo at the top of the page is a view looking west across the bridge from the center of the highway.

Clearwater Co Highway 40

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