Kern Bridge

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Kern Bridge
Kern Truss Bridge, HAER MN-45-3.jpg
Kern Bridge in 1990
Kern Bridge is located in Minnesota
Kern Bridge
Kern Bridge is located in the US
Kern Bridge
Nearest city Skyline, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°6′35.3″N 94°2′30.8″W / 44.109806°N 94.041889°W / 44.109806; -94.041889Coordinates: 44°6′35.3″N 94°2′30.8″W / 44.109806°N 94.041889°W / 44.109806; -94.041889
Area Less than one acre
Built 1873
Architect Wrought Iron Bridge Company
Architectural style Bowstring through truss
MPS Blue Earth County MRA
NRHP Reference # 80001950[1]
Added to NRHP July 28, 1980

Kern Bridge or Yaeger Bridge crosses the Le Sueur River in Blue Earth County in the U.S. state of Minnesota. It was built in 1873 using a bowstring through truss design by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company. It is 183.5 feet (56 m) long and carries a local road.[2][3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 as Minnesota's only bowstring arch truss bridge and oldest road bridge still in use.[4] However it was closed to vehicle traffic in 1991.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Nord, Mary Ann (2003). The National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-448-3. 
  3. ^ "CRUbridgeappa" (PDF). MNDot. 
  4. ^ Gimmestad, Dennis (January 1980). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Kern Bridge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-12-13. 
  5. ^ Linehan, Dan (2007-05-16). "Old bridge needs new use". Mankato Free Press. Mankato, Minn. Retrieved 2015-12-13.