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Historic Bridges

Bridge L5722

Bridge L5722

Bridge L5722
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History & significance

Bridge L5722, constructed in 1911, is a single-span, reinforced-concrete, filled­spandrel, barrel-vaulted, elliptical-arch bridge. The bridge carries two lanes of vehicular and pedestrian traffic on West Lake of the Isles Parkway over a channel between Lake of the Isles and Cedar Lake within the Grand Rounds Historic District. It was designed by engineer William Pierce Cowles in the Neo-Classical style. It is significant for its high artistic value, which reflects conscious design intent in response to its location in the park area of the Chain of Lakes District, and is also significant as one of the earliest known designs by Cowles.

Location

City of Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.95112051, -93.30612066

Bridge features

Bridge L5722

The highly articulated Neo-Classical architectural treatment, executed in limestone, including the extensive surface rustication and paneling, pilasters, parapet railing, and detailed arch rings featuring prominent central brackets with carved swags.

Bridge L5722
The bridge’s overall aesthetic is a direct response to its urban parkway setting along the Lake of the Isles Parkway, part of the Grand Rounds Historic District.