Historic rail line soon to be history

The Chaska Herald has some great pictures and history of the rail line and bridge, connecting Chaska and Carver, that is being removed this summer.

The 5.6-mile stretch of rail running between Louisville in Scott County through Carver and into Chaska was constructed by the Minneapolis-St. Louis Railway in 1870 and 1871 at a cost of $20,000 per mile, according to von Walter’s research. The grand opening run was made from here to Minneapolis on Nov. 25, 1871.

Here’s the remaining demolition schedule for weeks beginning:
Aug. 1, 8 and 13: Remove wood bridge trestle.
Aug. 22, 29, and Sept. 7: Work continues on bridge. Remove road crossings in Chaska.
Sept. 14 thru Oct. 10: Complete steel bridge span removal.
Oct. 17 thru Oct. 24: Demolish concrete piers.
Oct. 31 through Nov. 7: Final cleanup and re-grading.

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