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

Shively Slough Bridge

• Structure ID: NBI B06001900000000.
• Location: River Mile 760.2.
• River Elevation: 667 Feet.
• Highway: MN-60, WI-25.
• Daily Traffic Count: 5,300 (2002).
• Bridge Type: Steel Truss Through Deck.
• Length: 140 Feet Overall, 120 Foot Main Span.
• Width: 28 Feet, 2 Lanes.
• Navigation Channel Width: 117 Feet.
• Height Above Water: 8 Feet.
• Date Built: Opened 1955.
There are five bridges as part of the Wabasha-Nelson Mississippi River crossing. The main channel bridge is at the state line. The Shively Slough Bridge is the fourth and last causeway bridge heading east from Minnesota, and it is located two and one tenth miles east of the state line.

This is an example of an increasingly rare bridge style where a small bridge has structure above the roadway. This area of the Nelson Bottoms is noted for being a great place to catch small-mouth bass and to hunt white-tail deer. More white-tail deer are harvested in this area than in any other similar sized hunting zone in the state.


Shively Slough Bridge
Shively Slough Bridge

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