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Merriam Street Bridge

Photos 

Oblique view

Photo taken Nov. 2005 by Jason and Birgit Smith

BH Photo #103482

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Relocated through truss bridge over the Mississippi River (East Channel) on Merriam Street at Nicollet Island in Minneapolis
Location
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Originally built 1887 by the King Iron Bridge Co. as a four-span truss bridge on Broadway Street; one span relocated here in 1987
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 7-panel wrought-iron and steel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 196.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.98592, -93.25935   (decimal degrees)
44°59'09" N, 93°15'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/479554/4981419 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Minneapolis South
Inventory number
BH 20409 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 24, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • December 30, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • August 7, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • June 6, 2009: Updated by Brian McKee: Added GPS Coordinates
  • June 12, 2006: Posted photos from Jason Smith

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Merriam Street Bridge
Posted April 24, 2014, by D458 (drew458 [at] barking-moonbat [dot] com)

Just saw this in the background on an episode of HGTV's Rehab Addict. Took me about 2 minutes to track it down here. Thanks, Bridgehunter, this is a great site!

PS - the old bridge is now supported by giant beams underneath.