Mn/DOT Bridge Number: Bridge No. L-1409
Bridge Type: Masonry arch
City/Township: Hillsdale Twp.
Crossing: Twp. Rd. 62 over Garvin Brook
Engineer: Fred H. Pickles
Contractor: Charles Butler
Year Built: 1895
Span Length: 45 feet
Length of Arch Barrel: 16 feet, 8 inches
Adapted from the National Register of Historic Places nomination form prepared by Jeffery A. Hess. Bridge No. L-1409 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
Summary of Historic Significance
Bridge No. L-1409 is a relatively unaltered stone-arch highway bridge that displays a single segmental arch, flared wing walls continuous with the spandrel walls and a low parapet finished with a heavy coping. Bridge No. L-1409, with its coursed-ashlar masonry and 45-foot span, is historically significance as a bridge that combines a concern for workmanship and a massiveness of scale that makes it the state's most impressive, country, stone-arch bridge.