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CP - St. Anthony Parkway Overpass

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Photo taken by Matthew Lohry

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BH Photo #180160

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Description 

This bridge is a rather ornate example of 1920's concrete slab construction. This bridge features diamond stamps on either side of each span, and the mid-span support columns are pedestal-style columns that are quite beautiful to look at. Three of these columns support the structure at midspan, and a smooth arch transition from the bottom of the superstructure to the abutments exists at either end. The bridge is a busy one, carrying several trains per day. There were apparently two railroad lines at one time on this bridge, but now only one rail line exists. The bridge appears to be in OK shape, but is exhibiting some spalling on either side of the main spans. The railings are pipe railings, which are most likely original.

Facts 

Overview
Reinforced Concrete Slab bridge over St Anthony Pkwy on Cp Rail
Location
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Status
Open to rail traffic
History
Built 1920
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
Design
2 Span Concrete Slab
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 30.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.02502, -93.24893   (decimal degrees)
45°01'30" N, 93°14'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/480388/4985760 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Brighton
Average daily traffic (as of 1995)
4,200
Inventory numbers
MN L5763 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 46318 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 1999)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
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Update Log 

  • March 27, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 20, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Ballasted Deck"
  • October 4, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "railroad"
  • October 2, 2010: New photos from Matthew Lohry
  • September 25, 2010: Added by Matthew Lohry

Sources 

  • Matt Lohry
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com