kids encyclopedia robot

Camp Ripley Bridge facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Camp Ripley Bridge
Camp Ripley Bridge.jpg
The Camp Ripley Bridge from the southeast
Camp Ripley Bridge is located in Minnesota
Camp Ripley Bridge
Location in Minnesota
Camp Ripley Bridge is located in the United States
Camp Ripley Bridge
Location in the United States
Location Green Prairie & Ripley Townships, Minnesota
Nearest city Little Falls, Minnesota
Built 1930
NRHP reference No. 14001175
Designated  January 21, 2015

Camp Ripley Bridge, also known as Bridge 4969, is the only remaining unified road–rail bridge over the Mississippi River. It carries both a railroad spur line and Minnesota State Highway 115 at Camp Ripley in Morrison County.

It was built in 1930 by the Minneapolis Bridge Company to serve as the key transportation connection for Camp Ripley, the state's first and most significant Minnesota National Guard reservation. As Minnesota's only unified road–rail bridge, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.

kids search engine
Camp Ripley Bridge Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.