Columbia Park Steel Arch Bridge (Bridge 93844)
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.
City of Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 45.02814408, -93.25152232