History & significance
Built in 1957, Bridge 9053 carries West 94th Street over Interstate 35W in Hennepin County. The bridge is significant as an example of the earliest period of use and evolution for prestressed concrete girders in the state. Prestressed concrete represents a significant advance in construction materials and was first used by the Minnesota Highway Department in 1957.
In 2014 MnDOT rehabilitated Bridge 9053. To provide sufficient clearance for the Interstate highway that passes beneath it, the bridge was raised approximately two feet. To accommodate this raised position, new bridge seats and bearing assemblies were installed and approaches reconstructed. Additional repair work included replacement of damaged prestressed beams and the bridge deck. The original railing was retained in its existing location and an additional crash-rated barrier installed between the driving lanes and sidewalk.
City of Bloomington (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.83358476, -93.29495326