Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Historic Bridges

Nicollet Avenue Bridge (Bridge 90591)

Nicollet Avenue Bridge (Bridge 90591)

Nicollet Avenue Bridge
See features of the bridge

History & significance

The Nicollet Avenue Bridge is a reinforced-concrete, continuous, open-spandrel arch bridge designed in the Melan form by bridge engineer Kristoffer Olsen Oustad. It was built in 1923 and carries Nicollet Avenue over Minnehaha Creek and the Minnehaha Parkway. The bridge is significant as a typological example of a Melan form open spandrel bridge, and as a contributing structure to the Washburn Park Historic District.

Location

City of Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.90772682, -93.27808308

Bridge features

Nicollet Avenue Bridge

Design and construction of an open spandrel
reinforced-concrete arch bridge with a Melan reinforcing system.

Nicollet Avenue Bridge
Location within the Washburn Park Historic District.