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Pontoon Slough Bridge
MN-60/WI-25 Mississippi River Crossing At Wabasha
Wabasha, Minnesota

Pontoon Slough Bridge

• Structure ID: NBI B06002400000000.
• Location: River Mile 760.2.
• River Elevation: 667 Feet.
• Highway: MN-60, WI-25.
• Daily Traffic Count: 5,300 (2002).
• Bridge Type: Concrete Girder, Concrete Deck.
• Length: 558 Feet Overall, 70 Foot Main Span.
• Width: 28 Feet, 2 Lanes.
• Navigation Channel Width: 67 Feet.
• Height Above Water: 10 Feet.
• Date Built: Opened 1956.
There are five bridges as part of the Wabasha-Nelson Mississippi River crossing. The main channel bridge is at the state line. The Pontoon Slough Bridge is the first causeway bridge heading east from Minnesota, and it is located four tenths of a mile east of the state line.

This bridge is called the Pontoon Slough Bridge because it crosses Pontoon Slough. Pontoon Slough is named after a pontoon bridge that carried a railroad across the slough in years past.


Pontoon Slough Bridge

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