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Columbia Park Steel Arch Bridge (Bridge 93844)

Columbia Park Steel Arch Bridge (Bridge 93844)

Columbia Park Steel Arch Bridge
See features of the bridge

History & significance

The Columbia Park Steel Arch Bridge was constructed in 1896 by the Gillette-Herzog Manufacturing Company as a carriage bridge over the Soo Line Railway. It currently carries a pedestrian trail over the Canadian Pacific Railroad in a municipal golf course in the Minneapolis park. The Columbia Park Bridge is one of only two steel-arch bridges, originally designed for highway use, that survive in Minnesota. The other survivor, erected in 1908, is the Minnesota Soldiers Home Bridge (Bridge 5756), which has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Columbia Park Steel Arch Bridge is also significant for its association with the Gillette-Herzog Manufacturing Company, an important fabricator, and it is a contributing resources to the Grand Rounds Historic District.

Location

City of Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 45.02814408, -93.25152232

Bridge features

Columbia Park Steel Arch Bridge

Design and construction of a single-span steel deck arch built in the 1890s by the Gillette-Herzog Manufacturing Company, an important fabricator. This feature includes modifications during the 1920s and 1930s by the Works Progress Administration, including its concrete wingwalls and footings.

Columbia Park Steel Arch Bridge
Setting within Columbia Golf Course, a contributing
resource to the Grand Rounds Historic District.