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Robert Street Bridge


Note the northern approach (open spandrel design) spans visible underneath the railroad bridge.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in May 2006


BH Photo #111994

Street Views 


Concrete arch bridge over Mississippi River on Robert Street in St. Paul
Maplewood, Ramsey County, Minnesota
Open to traffic
Built 1926; rehabilitated 1989
- Fegles Construction Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Toltz, King & Day of St. Paul, Minnesota
- Interurban
- St. Paul Southern Electric Railway
- Streetcar
- Twin City Rapid Transit Co. (TCRT; TCL)
Main span: Concrete pony arch
Length of largest span: 264.1 ft.
Total length: 1,428.9 ft.
Deck width: 56.1 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.94405, -93.08759   (decimal degrees)
44°56'39" N, 93°05'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/493089/4976738 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Paul East
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
MN 9036 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20562 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 46 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 26, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 6, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builders
  • May 21, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added categories "St. Paul Southern Electric Railway", "Interurban", "Twin Cities Rapid Transportation Co.", "Streetcar", "Railroad", "Rail-and-road"
  • October 20, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • July 23, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Categories
  • February 22, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder

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Robert Street Bridge
Posted January 2, 2008, by Robert L. Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Robert Street Bridge connects downtown St. Paul, Minnesota with South St. Paul, MN. The structure is comprised of a rainbow arch and several open spandrel arches. All photos were taken on May 17, 2006 from the south side of the Mississippi River.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.