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West Bridge
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West Bridge viewed from the east
Location Adjacent to County Road 116 over the Watonwan River, Madelia, Minnesota
Area Less than one acre
Built 1908
Architect Commodore P. Jones
Architectural style Warren through truss
MPS Iron and Steel Bridges in Minnesota MPS
NRHP reference No. 13000883
Designated  December 3, 2013

West Bridge, also designated Bridge 6527, is a historic truss bridge over the Watonwan River in Madelia, Minnesota, United States. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013 for its state-level significance in the theme of transportation. It was nominated for being the only surviving work of seminal Minnesota bridge builder Commodore P. Jones, and for its early use of riveted joints.

West Bridge was converted to a pedestrian bridge in 1990, with vehicular traffic routed over a new bridge immediately adjacent to the old one. It has since been closed to all use.

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