Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Historic Bridges

Bridge L8503

Bridge L8503

Bridge L8503
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History & significance

Bridge L8503 is a single-span, reinforced-concrete, filled-spandrel, barrel-arch bridge constructed in 1912. The railings, headwalls, and wingwalls are constructed of stone, which appears to be locally quarried bluestone. The bridge carries Seven Bridges Road (also known as Snively Boulevard) over Amity Creek in Duluth, and was one of the eight stone-faced bridges along the boulevard that were designed by the Minneapolis firm of Morrell and Nichols. Four of the historic bridges, including this one, remain. Seven Bridges Road is a contributing segment of the Skyline Parkway Historic District and Bridge L8503 is significant as a contributing structure to the district.

Location

City of Duluth (St. Louis County)
Latitude, Longitude: 46.85383496, -92.01135879

Bridge features

Bridge L8503

Neoclassical architectural details found on the reinforced-concrete arch with rustic stone masonry headwalls, wingwalls, and railings. The bridge features Neoclassical stylistic treatment as seen in the defined abutment pilasters, a defined stringcourse separating the railing, and heavy stone caps atop the railing and pilasters.

Bridge L8503
Skyline Parkway setting. The bridge is located along the Seven Bridges Road, part of the National Register-eligible Skyline Parkway.