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Big M Pedestrian Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2010

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BH Photo #191886

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension bridge over BNSF RR on Pedestrian Walkway
Location
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Status
Closed
History
1949 at Bierman Field and 5th Street NE; Relocated to this site in 1995; Rehabilitated in 2008
Builders
- Joseph Wise (Engineer)
- Mid-West Engineering Inc.
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 176.0 ft.
Also called
Dinkytown Bridge
University of Minnesota Suspension Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.97972, -93.23826   (decimal degrees)
44°58'47" N, 93°14'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/481214/4980725 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Paul West
Inventory number
BH 47591 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: removed
  • January 3, 2020: New Street View added by Luke
  • December 3, 2018: Updated by Luke: Closed due to structural deterioration; Removal is planned, replacement is not.
  • November 25, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • August 11, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "University of Minnesota"
  • January 8, 2011: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

Comments 

Big M Pedestrian Bridge
Posted May 28, 2011, by John Hill (johnhill_3009 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Below are links to a couple vintage views of the bridge in its original location, prior to being relocated.

http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1690897

http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1690899