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I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge

Mississippi River Crossing in downtown Minneapolis

I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge in the fall

About the bridge

I-35W St. Anthony Bridge Event Lighting
I-35W Bridge Event Lighting



  • I-35W bridge replacement wins America's Transportation Awards' Grand Prize (Oct. 30, 2009)
  • I-35W bridge replacement named one of America’s 10 best transportation projects (Sept. 11, 2009)


Residents, business and community members, representatives from the parks, preservation and arts communities, and various elected and appointed officials from local, state and federal governments voted on aspects of the bridge design including pier shape, lighting and color.