Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Historic Bridges

Minnehaha Avenue Bridge (Bridge 4559)

Minnehaha Avenue Bridge (Bridge 4559)

Minnehaha Avenue Bridge

See features of the bridge

History & significance

Bridge 4559, also known as Minnehaha Avenue Bridge, was built in 1890 and carries South Minnehaha Park Drive over Minnehaha Creek within Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis. In 1926, the original masonry arch was widened on one side with a reinforced-concrete arch, resulting in an unusual bridge comprised of two separate materials. The masonry arch, about two-thirds of the 76-foot bridge width, is on the east and the reinforced-concrete arch is on the west.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board owns the 25-foot-span bridge, which is a contributing resource to the Grand Rounds Historic District.

Location

City of Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.915537, -93.212549

Bridge features

Minnehaha Avenue Bridge

The original 1890 stone arch on the east side of the bridge.

Minnehaha Avenue Bridge

The widened 1928 reinforced-concrete arch on the west side of the bridge.

Minnehaha Avenue Bridge

Location of the bridge within the Grand Rounds