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Soldiers Home Bridge

Photos 

View of underside of deck

Photo taken by Matthew Lohry in June 2010

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BH Photo #168091

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Steel arch bridge over Minnehaha Creek on Soldiers Road in Minneapolis
Location
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1908
Builders
- Bayne & Hewett of Minneapolis, Minnesota (Erector & Designing Engineer)
- Illinois Steel Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Steel Manufacturer)
- Inland Steel Co. of East Chicago, Indiana (Steel Manufacturer)
- Minneapolis Steel & Machinery Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota (Part Fabricators)
Design
Steel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 288.1 ft.
Total length: 626.7 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Soldiers Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.91250, -93.20687   (decimal degrees)
44°54'45" N, 93°12'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/483670/4973251 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Paul West
Average daily traffic (as of 1985)
200
Inventory numbers
MN 5756 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20435 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 19, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • October 29, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Riveted"
  • November 19, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder
  • October 25, 2013: New photos from Jason Smith
  • October 19, 2013: New photos from Jann Mayer
  • June 21, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • June 21, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated GPS coordinates

Sources 

  • Matt Lohry
  • Cliff Darby - clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Daniel Barnes