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Stone Arch Bridge

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This photo was taken from the 10th Avenue Bridge by Birgit while the author was driving. Quite a view it is without the 35W Bridge. Enjoy the view before the new bridge is built. JS

Photo taken by Birgit Smith in December 2007

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Overview
Stone arch bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Anthony Falls in Minneapolis
Location
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1883 for the St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Manitoba Railway; rehabilitated 1994
Builders
- Charles C. Smith
- Edward Darragh
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 97.8 ft.
Total length: 2,100.2 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.98167, -93.25333   (decimal degrees)
44°58'54" N, 93°15'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/480027/4980945 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Minneapolis South
Inventory numbers
MN 27004 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20437 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2007)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 0.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1992)
1

Update Log 

  • November 25, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 20, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Ballasted Deck"
  • February 13, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • September 25, 2012: New photos from Jann Mayer
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Great Northern Railway"
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added categories "Curved", "railroad"
  • July 27, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Minneapolis Union Railway"
  • September 21, 2011: New photos from Jason Smith
  • November 4, 2009: New photos from Jason Smith
  • February 15, 2009: New photo from Mark Frazier
  • March 18, 2008: New photo from Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net
  • Mark Frazier - mfrazier [at] kc [dot] rr [dot] com
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Stone Arch Bridge
Posted December 30, 2010, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

There's a long history of this bridge and a video about it on the Great Northern Railway page:

http://www.gngoat.org/stone_arch_bridge.htm