Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Historic Bridges

Bridge 27956

Bridge 27956

Bridge 27956
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History & significance

Bridge 27956, built in 1966, carries Canadian Pacific Railway tracks over Interstate 94 in Minneapolis. It is a three-span, steel plate, through girder bridge with a skew of 64 degrees and a main span length of 164 feet. Bridge 27956 is significant for its complexity in design. The bridge was designed with an extreme degree of skew for a railroad bridge and at the outer limits of the span length for its type in order to meet challenging site conditions.

Location

City of Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.96662157, -93.21897728

Bridge features

Bridge 27956

Design and construction of a three span, through plate girder railroad bridge with an extreme skew and exceptionally long main span for the bridge type. The design features were in response to challenging site conditions

Bridge 27956
Design and construction of a three span, through plate girder railroad bridge with an extreme skew and exceptionally long main span for the bridge type. The design features were in response to challenging site conditions