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Hennepin Avenue Steel Arch Bridge

Photos 

Oblique view

These photos from the Historic American Engineering Record, taken in 1986 by Burt Levy, show the bridge before it was replaced

BH Photo #103476

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost two-span steel arch bridge over the Mississippi River (West Channel) on Hennepin Avenue at Nicollet Island in Minneapolis
Location
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Status
Demolished to make room for the current bridge
History
Built 1888-91, replacing an earlier suspension bridge. Demolished 1989.
Railroads
- Streetcar
- Twin City Rapid Transit Co. (TCRT; TCL)
Design
Steel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 580.0 ft.
Total length: 1,160.0 ft.
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 20405 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Twin City Rapid Transit Co.", "Streetcar", "Railroad", "Rail-and-Road"
  • May 21, 2006: Posted new photos

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Sources 

  • HAER MN-18 - Steel Arch Bridge, Hennepin Avenue spanning west channel of Mississippi River, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN
  • Minnesota Reflections - Image