Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Historic Bridges

Bridge 92247

Bridge 92247

Bridge 92247
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History & significance

Bridge 92247 is a single-span, filled-spandrel, reinforced-concrete arch bridge constructed in 1904 to carry Lexington Avenue over a now-abandoned street-car line in Como Park in Saint Paul, Ramsey County. The Classical Revival-style bridge is faced with random-course Kettle River sandstone. The bridge is significant as one of the earliest reinforced-concrete bridges in Minnesota, as well as the use of the patented Melan reinforcing. It is also significant as the work of noted Minnesota bridge builder William S. Hewitt.

Location

City of Saint Paul (Ramsey County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.97860033, -93.14692667

Bridge features

Bridge 92247

Design and construction of a reinforced-concrete,
filled-spandrel, three-center-curve-intrados arch

bridge employing patented Melan arch system.

Bridge 92247

Overall design aesthetic. The bridge features

Classical Revival stylistic treatment as seen in random-coursed ashlar Kettle River sandstone veneer and bush-hammered surface of the coping stones.

Bridge 92247

Urban park setting. The bridge is located along the Lexington Parkway, in Como Park. The bridge’s overall aesthetic is a direct response to its urban parkway setting.