1 vote

Loring Lake bridge


Side view of bridge

Photo courtesy Christy Gronseth


BH Photo #126825


Street View 


Judging by the arrangement of the diagonals in the bridge's trusses, it is most likely classified as an arched double-intersection Warren truss

Historic Signifigance 

Written by David Smothers

This Steel Pony truss pedestrian bridge is famous for being the bridge that Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper are sitting under during the ending credits of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The shot shows one of the Abutments and a portion of the lower chord with Mary and Valerie sitting on the grass, feeding ducks at the lakeside.


Pony truss bridge over Loring Lake in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Open to pedestrians
Steel Double-Intersection Warren Pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.96950, -93.28526   (decimal degrees)
44°58'10" N, 93°17'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/477505/4979602 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Minneapolis South
Inventory number
BH 37901 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 6, 2019: New photos from Ben Tate
  • November 3, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
  • November 1, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 4, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated truss design
  • October 28, 2008: Essay added by David Smothers


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  • Luke
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com