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Fort Road Bridge

MN-5 Bridge

Fort Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 31, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
MN-5 (Fort Road, 7th Street) Over Mississippi River
Location
St. Paul: Hennepin County, Minnesota and Ramsey County, Minnesota: United States
Structure Type
Metal Continuous Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1961 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York and Engineer/Design: Sverdrup and Parcel of St. Louis, Missouri

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1986
Main Span Length
300 Feet (91.44 Meters)
Structure Length
1198.5 Feet (365.3 Meters)
Roadway Width
58 Feet (17.68 Meters)
Spans
7 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
9300

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This bridge is a large, high level continuous deck plate girder bridge. Although its deck and roadway is configured like a single surface, as is the substructure, the superstructures of the bridge are configured like two separate, parallel superstructures, each with their own two plate girders and a sets of floorbeams. This bridge is a late example of its type, and not very visually attractive, however it worth brief mention for its use of rivets and its size. Also worth mention are the two fantastic structures that were at this location previously. The first, built in 1880, was a high level deck truss, which was replaced in 1912 with a spandrel braced steel deck arch bridge.

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