Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge

Mississippi River Crossing in downtown Minneapolis


Bridge features

  • Take a self-directed walking tour of the bridge (PDF, 4MB)
  • Structural enhancements include the use of high performance concrete to provide superior durability. There are also multiple levels of structural redundancy to provide a long-lasting bridge that will be economical to maintain.
  • A state-of-the-art sensor and monitoring system built into the bridge will allow for easier and more comprehensive monitoring throughout the bridge’s lifetime.
  • A comprehensive safety program was implemented throughout all aspects of the design and construction process.
  • Glossary of bridge terms (PDF, 190KB)
  • How was the design selected?

Construction timeline

timeline of bridge construction

Star Tribune graphic of bridge construction:

diagram of bridge construction

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