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Smith Avenue High Bridge (New)

Photos 

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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BH Photo #215163

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Facts 

Overview
Tied Deck Arch bridge over Mississippi River & Railroad on Th 149 (Smith Ave)
Location
St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1986
Design
Tied Deck Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 520.0 ft.
Total length: 2,769.8 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.93389, -93.10556   (decimal degrees)
44°56'02" N, 93°06'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/491671/4975611 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Paul East
Inventory numbers
MN 62090 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 43927 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 90.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
14,000

Update Log 

  • December 4, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 27, 2011: New photos from Jason Smith
  • January 23, 2010: Added by Jason Smith

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Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

Smith Avenue High Bridge (New)
Posted July 15, 2016, by Francis Drouillard (fdrouillard [at] opacengineers [dot] com)

That's a tied arch, not a through arch. The tie is just below the deck. It is comprised of a wide flange section and 4 prestressing tendons enclosed in pipes. The ties are anchored at the ends of the arch and the arch midspan.