Washington Avenue Bridge
Photo taken by Matthew Lohry in May 2010
BH Photo #166514
While this bridge may look like an historic truss bridge, a look underneath reveals that it is actually a modern concrete slab, complete with intermediate fake stone piers underneath and the incorporation of the original trusses to show some idea of what was here previously. It's nice that the trusses and bracing were retained, but the flooring system was lost completely, rendering the historic value of the original bridge as moot. The trusses are very beautiful and elaborate, with plenty of V-lacing and lattice to keep the eyes busy. The trusses have had identical parts fabricated to extend their lengths to accommodate the longer slab bridge.
- Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Washington Ave / Bnsf Rr on Csah 152
- Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
- Replaced by new bridge, but original truss system is incorporated into it.
- Built 1891
- - Streetcar
- Twin City Rapid Transit Co. (TCRT; TCL)
- Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 97.1 ft.
Total length: 108.9 ft.
Deck width: 67.9 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +44.98500, -93.27333 (decimal degrees)
44°59'06" N, 93°16'24" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/478451/4981320 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Minneapolis South
- Inventory numbers
- MN 6992 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 45405 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- May 21, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Twin Cities Rapid Transportation Co.", "Streetcar", "Railroad", "Rail-and-road"
- December 30, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
- June 1, 2010: New photos from Matthew Lohry
- May 29, 2010: Added by Matthew Lohry
- Matt Lohry
- Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
- Minnesota Reflections - Image