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Broadway Bridge

Photos 

Side view

Photo taken 1984-85 by Donald Hilger for the Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #103468

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost four-span through truss bridge over the Mississippi River on Broadway Street in Minneapolis
Location
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge, but one span relocated and reused for the Merriam Street Bridge
History
Built 1887-88 by the King Iron Bridge Co.; replaced ca. 1987
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Railroads
- Streetcar
- Twin City Rapid Transit Co. (TCRT; TCL)
Design
Four pin-connected, 7-panel wrought-iron and steel Pratt through truss spans
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 196.9 ft.
Total length: 850.0 ft.
Deck width: 48.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.99895, -93.27504   (decimal degrees)
44°59'56" N, 93°16'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/478322/4982870 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Minneapolis South
Inventory number
BH 20398 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Twin Cities Rapid Transportation Co.", "Streetcar", "Railroad", "Rail-and-road"
  • January 15, 2011: New photos from Jason Smith
  • February 14, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated GPS coordinates
  • June 12, 2006: Posted photos from the Historic American Engineering Record

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Sources 

  • HAER MN-2 - Broadway Bridge, Spanning Mississippi River at Broadway Street, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN
  • Matt Lohry
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Minnesota Reflections - Image