Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Historic Bridges

Bridge 27100

Bridge 27100

Bridge 27100
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History & significance

Bridge 27100, constructed in 1967, carries 11th Street South over State Highway 65 in Hennepin County. It is significant as the earliest example of a horizontally curved steel girder in the state. Horizontally curving steel was a design innovation developed to accommodate curved roadway alignments, eliminating the need for numerous substructure units and simplifying form work. This bridge demonstrates this significant advancement in construction materials and engineering design.

Location

City of Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.97006063, -93.26929378

Bridge features

Bridge 27100

Design and construction of a horizontally curved steel girder.