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Minneapolis Western Railroad Bridge

Photos 

High water of March 31, 1897, at plant of the St. Anthony Falls Power Station

Photo taken from The Street Railway Journal; June 1897

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BH Photo #501577

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Mississippi River on Minneapolis Western Railroad
Location
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1891; Removed 1952
Builder
- Shiffler Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Design
Pratt deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 158.0 ft.
Total length: 1,829.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.97922, -93.24887   (decimal degrees)
44°58'45" N, 93°14'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/480377/4980672 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 93649 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 9, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added builder
  • October 29, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 29, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: converted duplicate entry
  • July 15, 2021: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Minneapolis Western Railroad Bridge
Posted October 29, 2021, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

I concur with Luke, this postcard shows the Minneapolis Western Bridge in the foreground.

Minneapolis Western Railroad Bridge
Posted July 15, 2021, by Luke

Picture appears to be of the Lower Bridge, as the caption says "St. Anthony Falls" and the Stone Arch Bridge is in the background.