West Bridge (Madelia, Minnesota)

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West Bridge
West Bridge viewed from the east
West Bridge (Madelia, Minnesota) is located in Minnesota
West Bridge (Madelia, Minnesota)
West Bridge (Madelia, Minnesota) is located in the United States
West Bridge (Madelia, Minnesota)
LocationAdjacent to County Road 116 over the Watonwan River, Madelia, Minnesota
Coordinates44°2′40″N 94°25′54.5″W / 44.04444°N 94.431806°W / 44.04444; -94.431806Coordinates: 44°2′40″N 94°25′54.5″W / 44.04444°N 94.431806°W / 44.04444; -94.431806
AreaLess than one acre
ArchitectCommodore P. Jones
Architectural styleWarren through truss
MPSIron and Steel Bridges in Minnesota MPS
NRHP reference #13000883[1]
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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "West Bridge". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  3. ^ Ganzel, Emily F. (2013-04-11). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: West Bridge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  4. ^ "West Bridge (Bridge 6527)". Historic Bridges. Minnesota Department of Transportation. 2017. Retrieved 2017-12-26.

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