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Northern Pacific Bridge #9


Northern Pacific Bridge #9

From Bohemian Flats

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2012


BH Photo #234442


Street View 


The two deck truss spans were relocated from the former bridge downstream, and a third truss section was added between them. This allowed a double track bridge to be constructed out of single track parts.


Pratt deck truss bridge over Mississippi River on Northern Pacific Railroad (now pedestrian trail) in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Open to pedestrians
Built 1922, Using rebuilt 1885 Trusses; Railroad use of the bridge ended in 1981,in 1999 the bridge was opened to bicycles and pedestrians
- Frederick William Cappelen of Drammen, Buskerud, Norway
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
1-80' DPG, 1-85' DPG
2-247' Pratt Deck Truss
3-90' DPG
Length of largest span: 247.0 ft.
Total length: 952.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.97768, -93.24114   (decimal degrees)
44°58'40" N, 93°14'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/480987/4980498 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Paul West
Inventory number
BH 36367 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 27, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • March 27, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • November 25, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 20, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Ballasted Deck"
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added categories "Rail-to-trail", "railroad", "University of Minnesota"
  • July 3, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Changed builder to already existing builder entry for Cappelen
  • July 3, 2012: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 2, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • February 24, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated GPS coordinates
  • March 18, 2008: Added by Jason Smith


  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs