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Lexington Parkway Bridge

Lexington Parkway Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 3, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Lexington Parkway Over Railroad (Abandoned Streetcar)
Location
St. Paul: Ramsey County, Minnesota: United States
Structure Type
Concrete (Stone Faced) Closed Spandrel Deck Arch, Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete Slab, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1904 By Builder/Contractor: William S. Hewett and Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
38.7 Feet (11.8 Meters)
Structure Length
47 Feet (14.33 Meters)
Roadway Width
36.4 Feet (11.09 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
92247

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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 The Two Melan Arch Bridges In Como Park

This bridge is an extremely rare example of a Melan arch bridge, which involves using solid steel arch ribs inside the concrete for reinforcement instead of the reinforcing rods (rebar) that later became the dominant reinforcement type. There are actually two Melan arch bridges in Melan park, the other one a short distance east of this one.

This bridge is a concrete arch bridge that has stone facing to make it look like a stone arch bridge. Looking under the bridge however, the concrete is visible, as well as the bottom of some of the i-beam reinforcing, exposed by minor spalling.

The two Melan arch bridges in Como Park were built by William S. Hewett and Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota who also built the first Melan arch bridge in the United States, in Iowa.

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