Saturday, June 14, 2014

Garrison Pedestrian Underpass (Bridge 5265) (Historic Roadside Structure and NRHP)

Garrison, MN
US Highway 169

The Garrison Pedestrian Underpass (Bridge 5265) carries the northbound lanes of Highway 169 over a small creek near the north entrance of the Garrison Rest Area.

East railing

At construction, pedestrians walked under the highway but above the water on a steel culvert one level above the water. The bridge was built in 1938 by the Mille Lacs Lake CCC camp of Garrison. The underpass led between the Mille Lacs Lake CCC camp and the western shore of the lake.

Garrison Pedestrian Underpass (Bridge 5265), Aug. 1997
Minnesota Dept. of Transportation Historic Roadside Development Structures Inventory

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.¹

Page from original bridge plan

¹ National Register Property Details : National Register of Historic Places : (n.d.). Retrieved June 14, 2014, from