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3rd Avenue Bridge

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Overview from Hennepin Ave. Bridge

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in August 2009

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Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Mississippi River on MN 65 (3rd Avenue S) in Minneapolis
Location
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1917
Builders
- Frederick William Cappelen of Drammen, Norway
- Kristoffer Olsen Oustad of Romedal Parish, Norway.
Design
Open-spandrel prestressed-concrete deck arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 236.6 ft.
Total length: 1,887.9 ft.
Deck width: 58.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
St. Anthony Falls Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.98321, -93.25910   (decimal degrees)
44°58'60" N, 93°15'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/479572/4981118 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Minneapolis South
Inventory numbers
MN 2440 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20421 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2012)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
15,500

Update Log 

  • July 18, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Curved"
  • July 15, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed categories "Rail-and-Road", "Interurban", "Railroad"
  • July 3, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Updated name & added builders + link
  • February 24, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated bridge design type
  • February 14, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated GPS coordinates
  • September 30, 2009: New photos from Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net
  • Matt Lohry
  • Luke
  • Wikipedia