Lowry Hill Tunnel (Bridge 27832)
History & significance
The Lowry Hill Tunnel, constructed in 1969, carries Interstate 94 under local streets in the city of Minneapolis in Hennepin County. The tunnel, of rigid frame design, was constructed in response to concerns regarding impacts to historic and cultural properties in the area. It was designed to allow Interstate 94 to pass beneath the properties and local streets. It is significant as an example of the local impact of and response to highway development and the avoidance of impacts to historic and cultural resources. It is also significant as an example of a concrete tunnel of rigid frame design, which was an uncommon bridge type in the state at the time of construction.
City of Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.96534465, -93.28767670