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Hennepin Avenue Suspension Bridge (1st)

Photo 

Historic photo

Photo provided by Jake Bronder

BH Photo #103472

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost suspension bridge over the Mississippi River (West Channel) on Hennepin Avenue at Nicollet Island in Minneapolis
Location
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by the second suspension bridge
History
Built 1854-55 by engineer Thomas Griffith; replaced 1876
Builder
- Thomas Griffith
Design
Wire suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.98538, -93.26376   (decimal degrees)
44°59'07" N, 93°15'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/479206/4981360 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Minneapolis South
Inventory number
BH 20403 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 21, 2006: Posted historic photo from Jake Bronder

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Sources 

  • Jake Bronder - jacob [dot] bronder [at] co [dot] hennepin [dot] mn [dot] us