Rating:
4 votes

I-35W - Saint Anthony Falls Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #215176

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Beam bridge over Mississippi River, city streets and railroad on I 35W
Location
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 2008 replacing the 1967 bridge that collapsed on August 1st, 2007
Builders
- FIGG Engineering Group of Tallahassee, Florida (designers)
- Flatiron Corp. of Broomfield, Colorado (Builder)
Design
Beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 505.3 ft.
Total length: 1,220.5 ft.
Deck width: 88.6 ft.
Also called
I-35W Bridge (new)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.98056, -93.24444   (decimal degrees)
44°58'50" N, 93°14'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/480727/4980819 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Paul West
Inventory numbers
MN 27409 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 49737 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 81.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
70,000

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2017: New photo from Roger Deschner
  • February 7, 2014: Updated by Matt Lohry: Added designer
  • December 7, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: corrected previous bridge collapse date
  • September 27, 2011: Added by Jason Smith

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge - Minnesota Department of Transportation webpage
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

I-35W - Saint Anthony Falls Bridge
Posted September 29, 2011, by J.P.

I would hold it notable based on the bridge it replaced. Not saying every concrete bridge is notable for replacing a historic bridge, but due to the fact this one replaced a bridge that was part of a major collapse, I believe makes it notable.

I-35W - Saint Anthony Falls Bridge
Posted September 29, 2011, by Michael Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] odot [dot] state [dot] or [dot] us)

I agree this is a very "notable" structure. The bridge may be modern and the structural design may be a bit boring, but the span still invokes interesting discussion on the state of our bridge maintenance.

I-35W - Saint Anthony Falls Bridge
Posted September 28, 2011, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The website says, "Bridgehunter.com is a database of historic or notable bridges in the United States, past and present." I think this qualifies as "notable." There are many modern bridges on this website. Here's an interesting one built in 1995:

http://bridgehunter.com/tn/williamson/5570463P0000000/

I-35W - Saint Anthony Falls Bridge
Posted September 28, 2011, by LKJ

It's still modern and doesn't belong on HISTORIC Bridges of the United States

I-35W - Saint Anthony Falls Bridge
Posted September 28, 2011, by Todd (mrwalk11 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Now this is a real work of art for a modern bridge.