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10th Avenue Bridge


Over view of the north side of the bridge

Some friends of Birgit and mine took us to the site of the I-35W Bridge to get some photos and look at the situation as it is since August, 2007. Surprisingly, I caught a rare glimpse of the bridge without the 35W counterpart- the first and probably only opportunity available since 1966-7

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007


BH Photo #111987

Street Views 


Concrete arch bridge over Mississippi River on 10th Avenue in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Open to traffic
Built 1929
- Frederick T. Paul (Assistant Bridge Engineer)
- Kristoffer Olsen Oustad of Romedal Parish, Norway.
Open-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 290.4 ft.
Total length: 2,153.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 55.4 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 6, 1989
Also called
Cedar Avenue Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.97874, -93.24370   (decimal degrees)
44°58'43" N, 93°14'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/480785/4980617 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Paul West
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
MN 2796 (Minnesota bridge number)
NRHP 89001845 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 20385 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 38.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 7, 2012: New photo from Mike Fahrenbacher
  • July 3, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builders
  • November 22, 2010: New Street View added by Matthew Lohry
  • September 16, 2009: New photos from Jason Smith
  • February 21, 2008: New photos from Jason Smith


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10th Avenue Bridge
Posted March 4, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)


It appears you might be right. A 1930s photo shows a straight south approach, while the current photo shows something different. According to Wikipedia, this was about 1976, which is weird as it is about 10 years after the ill fated I-35W bridge opened.

10th Avenue Bridge
Posted March 4, 2013, by john (johnnycaboose [at] yahoo [dot] com)

i believe the orignal Cedar Ave bridge was a straight approach bridge from the south coming from Cedar Ave, Now the south approach is from 19th Avenue. i think they change the south approach in 1972 and completed in 1976. Or was the south approach changed around the time of the new 35w bridge in 1964?

10th Avenue Bridge
Posted November 17, 2011, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

This bridge was the recent venue for Occupy Wall Street protests. See link below: http://www.startribune.com/local/134074803.html