Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Historic Bridges

Bridge 90646

Bridge 90646

Bridge 90646
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History & significance

Bridge 90646 is a single-span, corrugated, multi-plate arch structure that carries Wooddale Avenue over Minnehaha Creek in Edina, Hennepin County. It was constructed in 1937 by the Works Progress Administration as part of a federal relief project to replace an earlier timber stringer bridge at the same location. The corrugated-metal arch is comprised of bolted segments, anchored in place by concrete abutment walls. The structure features limestone masonry headwalls, wingwalls, and railings. Bridge 90646 is significant for its aesthetics and as a representative example of a multi-plate arch structure in the state.

Location

City of Edina (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.91178461, -93.33923785

Bridge features

Bridge 90646

Design and construction of a multi plate arch.

Bridge 90646
Overall WPA Rustic Style design aesthetic as represented through use of a randomly coursed limestone, masonry parapet with stone cap, curved limestone wingwalls, and limestone arch ring. This feature includes the concrete plaque identifying the bridge as “WPA 1937.”