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St. Anthony Parkway Bridge


Side view with a side order of vegetation

Photo taken by Jason Smith


BH Photo #178672


Street View 


5-span Warren through truss bridge over BNSF Railroad on St. Anthony Parkway in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement beginning in 2014/15
Built 1925; demolished 2016
- Carnegie Steel Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Iron/Steel Manufacturer)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
5-span riveted Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 117.5 ft.
Total length: 533.5 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.9 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Northtown Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.02750, -93.26861   (decimal degrees)
45°01'39" N, 93°16'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/478839/4986040 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Minneapolis North
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
MN 90664 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20436 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 8.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 11, 2016: Updated by Matt Lohry: Bridge has been removed
  • March 27, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 25, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • October 22, 2013: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge is officially doomed: Truss spans available for purchase; new bridge to be constructed beginning in the fall 2014
  • April 2, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • September 27, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated bridge type
  • September 20, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith


  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry
  • Nathan Holth
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs


St. Anthony Parkway Bridge
Posted August 11, 2016, by Matt Lohry

The Google Earth satellite view from March shows one span removed, and one in the process of being removed. It's likely gone by now.

St. Anthony Parkway Bridge
Posted August 5, 2014, by Sam (swooleve [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge was closed to all traffic this past June. Due to the deteriorating condition of the bridge, a 3 ton limit was placed on it but wasn't necessarily followed. The bridge continued to deteriorate to the point of having to be closed with no notice.


St. Anthony Parkway Bridge
Posted October 22, 2013, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Project moving forward. Historic truss spans available for purchase. If interested, click here for details:

St. Anthony Parkway Bridge to be replaced; historic truss spans for sale. Any takers, keep October 29th open and grab them! Info here: http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2013/10/22/st-anthony-...

St. Anthony Parkway Bridge
Posted April 25, 2013, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Here`s a Bridgehunter`s Chronicles`question for the forum regarding this bridge: As bridge replacement seems inevitable, the trusses are salvageable. The question is, do we save one of them and let the rest be scrap or reuse them either for bike trails, rural roads or both. Read the article and tell us what you think.....


St. Anthony Parkway Bridge
Posted April 2, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Looks like 2013 or 2014 will be the year of demolition. Maybe a group should be assembled to attempt to get the trusses moved to a new location?


St. Anthony Parkway Bridge
Posted September 27, 2010, by Matthew Lohry

This bridge is doomed, but nobody seems to know for sure when...the original replacement year was 2007, but lack of funding has delayed the project every year since--:>D!! The city wants to place a signature bridge at this location, as it is part of the Minneapolis Grand Rounds route, but a design has not yet been decided on. The longer it takes, the happier I'll be!! As Nathan Holth has said, maybe we should go out and nail plywood on it, and it will be preserved!!