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Columbia Park Bridge

Bridge Number 93844

   


Columbia Park Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 3, 2013
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Golf Course Path Over Railroad (BNSF)
Location
Minneapolis: Hennepin County, Minnesota
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1896 By Builder/Contractor: Gillette-Herzog Manufacturing Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is an early and unusual example of a steel arch bridge. The bridge's ribs are one of the unusual things of the bridge. HistoricBridges.org is describing it as a braced rib (two chords connected by truss members forming a complete rib), but its compact lattice design could also be considered as a single built-up beam, which would make it simply a "ribbed arch." The bridge is lightweight in construction, and simple in design. Visually, this draws the eye to the lattice ribs of the arch. This bridge today retains excellent historic integrity including ornamental lattice railings. The bridge's primary use today is for golf carts as it is in the middle of a golf course.

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