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Historic Bridges

Bridge L9327

Bridge L9327

Bridge L9327
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History & significance

Bridge L9327 is a single-span, spandrel-filled concrete arch bridge constructed in 1940 to carry two lanes of vehicular traffic on the Theodore Wirth Parkway over Basset’s Creek in Golden Valley. It has stone masonry rails and stone veneered concrete headwalls and wingwalls. Bridge L9327 is significant for its design as a reinforced-concrete, spandrel-filled arch and for its overall design aesthetic including the use of St. Cloud granite stone veneer and Classical Revival details. Additionally, it is a contributing resource to the Grand Rounds Historic District.

Location

City of Golden Valley (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.99348237, -93.32153456

Bridge features

Bridge L9327

Overall design aesthetics of the reinforced-concrete, filled-
spandrel, arch bridge with a granite veneer. The bridge
features Classical Revival stylistic treatment as seen in the
pentagonal voussoirs, stringcourse, and an open-balustrade
stone railing.