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
Status: 
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2009
End Date: 
June 2014
Activity Type: 
Capital Development/Rehabilitation
Counties Affected: 
Statewide
Project Details:
2013 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(3)
Appropriation Language 
Sec. 3. Department of Natural Resources (a)$14,262,000 the first year and $14,603,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to: (1)Connect people to the outdoors; (2)Acquire land and create opportunities; (3)Maintain existing holdings; and (4)Improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$1,525,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
The Parks and Trails Division set a goal of rehabilitating 6 bridges located along Minnesota's State Trails during FY13.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
The Parks and Trails Division was able to rehabilitate 14 state trail bridges during FY13, far exceeding its goal.
Project Details:
2012 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(3)
Appropriation Language 
Sec. 3. Department of Natural Resources (a)$14,262,000 the first year and $14,603,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to: (1)Connect people to the outdoors; (2)Acquire land and create opportunities; (3)Maintain existing holdings; and (4)Improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$1,600,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
The Parks and Trails Division has established a target for FY12 to complete the rehabilitation or replacement of 6 state trail bridges determined through structural engineering inspection to require rehabilitation to assure continued user safety and trail continuity.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
The Parks and Trails Division has completed the rehabilitation of 15 bridges in FY12.
Project Details:
2011 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 3, Sec. 2(3)
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$1,811,800
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
The Parks and Trails Division set a goal of rehabilitating 3 bridges located along Minnesota's State Trails during FY11.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
The Parks and Trails Division was able to rehabilitate 4 state trail bridges during FY11.
Project Details:
2010 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 3, Sec. 2(3)
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$1,412,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
The Division of Parks and Trails' goal for FY10 was to complete the rehabilitation or replacement of 3 state trail bridges that require rehabilitation to assure continued user safety and trail continuity.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
The Parks and Trails Division has completed the engineering inspections of 10 bridges and the rehabilitation of one bridge.

Project Overview

This 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.

Project Manager

Kent
Skaar
MNDNR Division of Parks and Trails
500 Lafayette Rd
St Paul
55155
651-259-5636