Moir Park Bridge (Bridge 27552)
History & significance
The Moir Park Bridge is a three-span, continuous, rigid-frame steel bridge constructed in 1968 to carry West 106th Street over Nine Mile Creek in Bloomington, Hennepin County. It is significant for its high artistic value. The overall form and presence of artistic elements such as the ornamental rail and the curved steel frame structure illustrate the importance of aesthetics in the design of the bridge. Additionally, site considerations such as Nine Mile Creek, the walking trail, and the park setting were considered in the bridge design, demonstrating the importance of harmony with the bridge’s surroundings. Bridge 27552 is also significant as an example of a steel rigid frame, which was an uncommon bridge type during the years 1955 to 1970.
City of Bloomington (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.81192282, -93.30220728