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Montreal Avenue Overpass

   


Montreal Avenue Overpass

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 3, 2013
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Pedestrian Walkway Over Montreal Avenue (MN-51)
Location
St. Paul: Ramsey County, Minnesota
Structure Type
Concrete Open Spandrel Deck Arch, Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1927 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
86 Feet (26.2 Meters)
Structure Length
244 Feet (74.4 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
62075

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This attractive bridge is a striking landmark for anyone driving down Montreal Avenue, as its graceful Art-Moderne arch soars over the roadway. A series of concrete t-beam spans provide an approach to the open spandrel arch span. The design of the piers under the t-beam spans visually match those of the arch columns, creating a visual continuity despite the variance in span types. The bridge appears to be unaltered. The bridge has been formally found eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

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