West Bridge (Madelia, Minnesota) facts for kids
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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|
|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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