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Historic Bridges

Bridge L5735

Bridge L5735

Bridge L5735
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History & significance

Bridge L5735 is a concrete deck girder with pronounced arching geometry and a limestone masonry veneer. The bridge carries Lake Nokomis Parkway over Minnehaha Creek. It is located within the Lake Nokomis Parkway, a component of the Grand Rounds Parkway System. The bridge was designed by the Minneapolis City Engineers Office and constructed in 1926 as part of a larger initiative by the Minneapolis Park Board to construct nine bridges in what was known as the “Minnehaha Parkway and Lake Nokomis Projects.” Bridge L5735 is significant for its Rustic style design aesthetic, including use of rough coursed limestone veneer. The bridge’s high artistic value reflects conscious design intent by the engineer in response to its location near Lake Nokomis along the Parkway drive.

Location

City of Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.91528759, -93.24191762

Bridge features

Bridge L5735

Overall design aesthetic and ornamental features including rough-coursed limestone veneer and limestone masonry parapet with open balustrade sections.

Bridge L5735
The bridge’s overall aesthetic design is a response to its urban parkway setting along the Lake Nokomis Parkway of the Grand Rounds Historic District, and reflects the natural surroundings in it use of natural materials.