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Pleasant Avenue Bridge


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Girder bridge over Midtown Greenway on Pleasant Ave So
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Open to traffic
Built 1913
Length of largest span: 31.5 ft.
Total length: 94.2 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.95030, -93.28304   (decimal degrees)
44°57'01" N, 93°16'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/477672/4977468 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Minneapolis South
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
MN L8908 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 49731 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 64.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • September 26, 2011: Added by Nathan Holth


Pleasant Avenue Bridge
Posted September 27, 2011, by Matt Lohry

I hope the City of Minneapolis puts a preservation plan in place for the bridges that remain over this portion of the Greenway. Several of these structures have been replaced with cheap knockoffs over the past couple of years, and more are planned. These bridges make this part of the greenway an enjoyable ride, and it would be a crying shame to lose even half of the total remaining structures, which is about 30 or so.

Pleasant Avenue Bridge
Posted September 26, 2011, by Nathan Holth

This Midway Cut Greenway is a converted railroad cut. The railroad overpass bridges are all listed National Register eligible. This whole scenario is similar to Detroit's Dequindre Cut Greenway, except Detroit in contrast is slowly demolishing all the historic bridges crossing its Greenway. Here, the bridges all appear to remain, at least for now. Photo of the Midway Cut Greenway here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24858199@N00/6128173494/