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Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge

Photos 

Oblique view of the arch span

This is taken from the Loring Park (east) side of the bridge

Photo taken by Jason Smith

BH Photo #167057

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Steel truss bridge over I-94, US Hwys. 12 & 52, Lyndale Avenue, and on/off ramps on Loring Greenway
Location
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built in 1988
Builder
- Siah Armajani of Tehrān, Islamic Republic of Iran
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 159.1 ft.
Total length: 386.5 ft.
Also called
Loring Greenway Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.96993, -93.28755   (decimal degrees)
44°58'12" N, 93°17'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/477324/4979649 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Minneapolis South
Inventory numbers
MN 27003 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 45451 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 23, 2020: New Street View added by Josh Schmid
  • July 30, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • June 4, 2010: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Josh Schmid

Comments 

Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge
Posted August 18, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Michael,

One of our contributors took it upon themselves a while back to set the hometown for a number of engineers as their birthplace. This isn't usually how bridge historians refer to engineers, they usually list the location in which their engineering business was located.

Armajani was born in Iran, but actually became an American citizen and lived in St. Paul, Minnesota which is where he practiced engineering, and that is the location most bridge historians would refer to as this engineer's "hometown or location". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siah_Armajani

Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge
Posted August 18, 2021, by Michael Taylor

Huh an Iranian builder... That's.... Unique for a US Bridge.

Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge
Posted September 3, 2015, by Matt Lohry

This is NOT a suspension bridge, and it is SO NOT an eyebar bridge. Just sayin'...