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10th Avenue Bridge

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10th Avenue Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 3, 2013
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Key Facts

Location
Minneapolis: Hennepin County, Minnesota
Structure Type
Concrete Open Spandrel Deck Arch, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1929 By Builder/Contractor: City of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Engineer/Design: Kristoffer Olsen Oustad

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1973
Main Span Length
265 Feet (80.7 Meters)
Structure Length
2153 Feet (656.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
55.4 Feet (16.9 Meters)
Spans
7 Main Span(s) and 14 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
2796

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Bridge Documentation

View Archived National Bridge Inventory Report - Has Additional Details and Evaluation

View The National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form For This Historic Bridge

This bridge sits next to the infamous I-35W Bridge which collapsed in 2007. This historic concrete arch bridge got a fair amount of television coverage during this event, because of its proximity to the I-35W Bridge.

Typical of large concrete arch bridges in the Twin Cities area, this bridge has lost its original railings. However, it does still retain its original arch columns, which is not true for all of the large arch bridges in the city. Thus the historic integrity of the superstructure and substructure of the arch spans is good. Stringer approach spans on this bridge are not original. This bridge is noted for its s-curve design, one of two arch bridges in the city with this unusual detail. The bridge is composed of two large 265 foot clear span concrete arch spans, with smaller concrete arch spans flanking these spans.

The City of Minneapolis made a bid for the construction of this bridge and won, and so this is an unusual and extremely large example of a bridge that was built not by a third party contractor as was typical, but instead built in-house by city forces (day labor). 

This bridge is slated for rehabilitation in 2014.

 

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