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Old Cedar Avenue Bridge

Photos 

Portal view

Photo taken by MnDOT in 1947

Photo taken by MnDOT

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BH Photo #266543

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Minnesota River on Cedar Avneue
Location
Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, and Hennepin County, Minnesota
Status
Removed
History
Built 1890, removed in 1980 shortly after the current bridge was built.
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals (main swing span) Pratt through truss (approach span)
Town lattice portal bracing (both spans)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 253.0 ft.
Total length: 454.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.82653, -93.23232   (decimal degrees)
44°49'36" N, 93°13'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/481634/4963706 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Paul SW
Inventory number
BH 51579 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 23, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 16, 2013: Updated by Jason Smith: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Minnesota River", "Wooden deck", "Town lattice portal bracing", "One-lane traffic"
  • March 3, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

Comments 

Old Cedar Avenue Bridge
Posted October 29, 2014, by Joe Fishbein (jmf [at] visi [dot] com)

Clarification to my previous post. The swing span over the Minnesota River was removed, but the fixed spans to the north remain, and are the ones being rebuilt. There is a pedestrian bridge adjacent to the current northbound highway 77 bridge (9600N) which provides a Minnesota River crossing.

Old Cedar Avenue Bridge
Posted October 29, 2014, by Joe Fishbein (jmf [at] visi [dot] com)

This bridge was not removed, but has been closed for a number of years. The City of Bloomington has started a rehab project which will re-open the bridge for bikes and pedestrians.

http://oldcedarbridge.com/