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Historic Bridges

Soldiers' Home Bridge (Bridge 5756)

Soldiers' Home Bridge (Bridge 5756)

Soldiers' Home Bridge
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History & significance

The Soldiers’ Home Bridge was constructed in 1908 for the Minneapolis Board of Park Commissioners to connect vehicular traffic over Minnehaha Creek to the Minnesota Soldiers’ Home. The nine-span structure consists of one three-hinged open-spandrel steel deck arch span with braced spandrels and eight approach spans.

The Soldiers’ Home Bridge is significant as a rare example of steel deck arch construction in Minnesota and for its association with designers Bayne and Hewett, Co. and the steel manufacturer Minneapolis Steel and Machinery Company. Additionally, the bridge is a contributing resource to the Minnesota Soldiers’ Home Historic District and the Grand Rounds Historic District.

Location

City of Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.91248526, -93.20693795

Bridge features

Soldiers' Home Bridge

Design and construction of a nine-span steel deck arch.

Soldiers' Home Bridge
Ornamental features, including reconstructed decorative light standards and wingwalls and salvaged metal lattice railing (not including non-historic 8-foot-tall metal wire fabric fencing).
Soldiers' Home Bridge
Setting within the Minnesota Solders’ Home Historic District and the Grand Rounds Historic District.