Cappelen Memorial Bridge (Bridge 2441)
History & significance
The Cappelen Memorial Bridge is a continuous, steel-reinforced, concrete open-spandrel arch bridge built in 1923. It carries Franklin Avenue over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. The bridge design and construction was supervised by two prominent Norwegian-American engineers: Frederick William Cappelen and Kristoffer Olsen Oustad. The Cappelen Memorial Bridge is nationally significant as one of the Twin Cities’ renowned concrete arch bridges of the 1920s. At the time of construction, it was the longest concrete arch in the world. It is also a contributing resource to the Grand Rounds Historic District.
City of Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.96380642, -93.22279635