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Camden Place Rail Bridge

   


Camden Place Rail Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 3, 2013
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Key Facts

Location
Minneapolis: Hennepin County, Minnesota: United States
Structure Type
Metal Cantilever% Rivet-Connected Warren Deck Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Rivet-Connected Warren Deck Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1905 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1977
Main Span Length
125 Feet (38.1 Meters)
Structure Length
904 Feet (275.54 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
3 Main Span(s) and 8 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is an unusually short example of a deck cantilever truss. The bridge's cantilever spans also have an unusual appearance, and are somewhat simple in design given the short length. Over the navigation channel, metal truss cantilever arms extend outward from the piers, to hold a riveted plate girder that is not as deep as the ends of the cantilever arms. This riveted plate girder is reportedly not original to the bridge and was placed in 1977 as a replacement for the original suspended span (perhaps a truss that would have been as deep as the ends of the cantilever arms). The more shallow girder was replaced to provide greater clearance for boats. While the plate girder may have been placed in 1977, it is clearly an older plate girder that was salvaged and reused, since it uses a riveted construction that would likely not have been used in 1977 in new construction. In addition to the unusual cantilever spans, this bridge has some simple deck truss spans and a couple steel stringer spans. The bridge also passes over the St. Anthony Parkway, however those spans are not original and date to 1936 according to the plaque. The overpass consists of a through plate girder span and a short concrete slab span over the sidewalk.

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