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UP - St. Paul Lift Bridge

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This bridge is located immediately west of the Robert Street Bridge, visible at the extreme right. This picture was taken looking north toward downtown St. Paul.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in May 2006

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BH Photo #111992

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Vertical lift bridge over Mississippi River on the Union Pacific Railroad in St. Paul
Location
St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota
History
Built 1913 replacing a swing bridge, raised 1925, rebuilt over Warner Road 1956
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- Minnesota Department of Transportation
- Waddell & Harrington of Kansas City, Missouri
Railroads
- Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
7 Spans DPG (80' each)
1 Lift Span (192')
1 DPG
3 I-Beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 192.0 ft.
Total length: 940.0 ft.
Also called
CGW - Lift Bridge
CGW - Mississippi River Bridge
St. Paul Union Pacific Vertical Lift Rail Bridge
CNW - Mississippi River Bridge
St. Paul Vertical Lift Railroad Bridge
Robert Street Lift Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.94392, -93.08821   (decimal degrees)
44°56'38" N, 93°05'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/493040/4976724 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Paul East
Inventory number
BH 36303 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2017: New photos from Dave King
  • May 16, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 27, 2015: New photo from Charles Kuehn
  • December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 4, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 20, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 4, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 17, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • August 28, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 5, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: added builders
  • March 23, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Chicago Great Western Railway"
  • September 27, 2011: New photos from Jason Smith
  • April 11, 2011: Updated by Frank Hicks: Changed name, added date built
  • February 22, 2008: Added by Robert Elder

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Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Frank Hicks
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke
  • Charles Kuehn
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com