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Hennepin Avenue Bridge


Deck view

Photo taken Oct. 2005 by Jason Smith

BH Photo #103473

Street View 


Modern suspension bridge over the Mississippi River (West Channel) on Hennepin Avenue at Nicollet Island in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Open to six lanes of traffic
Built 1990, replacing a steel arch bridge
Wire suspension
Length of largest span: 625.0 ft.
Total length: 1,037.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.98538, -93.26376   (decimal degrees)
44°59'07" N, 93°15'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/479206/4981360 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Minneapolis South
Inventory number
BH 20404 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 7, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • November 25, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 13, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • October 7, 2009: New photos from Jason Smith
  • February 15, 2009: New photos from Mark Frazier
  • May 22, 2006: Posted photos from Jason Smith

Related Bridges 


  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Mark Frazier - mfrazier404 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com


Hennepin Avenue Bridge
Posted March 21, 2022, by RC Haselius (avian001 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge is located at the site of the first permanent bridge along the Mississippi River anywhere along its entire length. That one was a suspension bridge and the existing one was built in homage to the first.

More information can be found at the National Park Service site here: