Renewal and Rehabilitation of State Trail Bridges
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:$1,525,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:$1,600,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:$1,811,800
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:$1,412,000
Source:Parks & Trails Fund
Start Date:July 2009
End Date:June 2014
Activity Type:Capital Development/Rehabilitation
Project OverviewThis program focuses on the rehabilitation or replacement of existing state trail bridges, including structural engineering inspections of all trail bridges . Of the more than 300 existing bridges on State Trails, the majority are wood or masonry former railroad structures of which more than 1/3 exceed 100 years old. Starting in fiscal year 2014, future PAT reporting will not separate bridges from trails outcomes reporting, as they are part of the same system of recreational use.
About the Issue
The Parks and Trails Division's State Trail Bridge efforts are focused on the comprehensive inspection of existing state trail bridges and the rehabilitation or replacement of existing state bridges, to enhance user safety, improve accessibility and repair or replace damaged or deteriorated existing structures.
MNDNR Division of Parks and Trails
500 Lafayette Rd