Soldiers' Home Bridge (Bridge 5756)
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.
City of Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.91248526, -93.20693795