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Lowry Avenue Bridge (1958)


Lowry Ave Elevation

View of the profile of the bridge.



BH Photo #150474

Street View 


Lost five-span through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Lowry Avenue (CR 153) in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Imploded June 21, 2009
Built 1958, using piers from an earlier 1905 bridge
Five riveted, 8-panel Camelback Pratt through trusses
Length of largest span: 166.0 ft.
Total length: 889.2 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.01306, -93.27306   (decimal degrees)
45°00'47" N, 93°16'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/478483/4984437 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Minneapolis North
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
MN 2723 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20423 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • May 2, 2018: New Street View added by Matt Lohry
  • October 23, 2012: Updated by Matt Lohry: Changed name to reflect old status
  • December 7, 2010: New photos from Kevin Pope
  • May 23, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • December 8, 2009: New photos from Kevin Pope
  • June 21, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey
  • April 28, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson: Updated "Status"
  • April 19, 2008: Corrected history and name

Related Bridges 



Lowry Avenue Bridge
Posted May 23, 2010, by Madison
Lowry Avenue Bridge
Posted May 29, 2008, by Anonymous

there's a rendering of the proposed replacement at www.lowryavenuebridge.com

Lowry Avenue Bridge
Posted April 27, 2008, by Anonymous

Also no longer open to traffic

Mississippi River Bridge
Posted February 19, 2007, by Anon (Anon)

This is not a historic structure. It is not even eligible.