Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Historic Bridges

Bridge 5584

Bridge 5584

Bridge 5584

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History & significance

Bridge 5584, built in 1936, carries a single track of the Canadian Pacific (CP) Railroad (formerly the Soo Line Railroad) over St. Anthony Parkway in north Minneapolis as the east approach for the multi-span, deck-truss railroad bridge over the Mississippi River. The two-span, steel-plate, through-girder structure is 81 feet long, skewed 40 degrees, and has a short concrete-slab approach span.

Bride 5584 crosses over St. Anthony Parkway and is a contributing resource to the parkway segment of the Grand Rounds Historic District. CP Rail owns the bridge.

Location

City of Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 45.029399, -93.27977

Bridge features

Bridge 5584

View of the bridge setting along St. Anthony Parkway.

Bridge 5584

The aesthetic treatment of the concrete surface of the short approach span and east abutment, along with the metal railing.

Bridge 5584

Plate-girder main span with original SOO LINE name. Each letter is mounted on an individual raised and angled plate so the words on the skewed span can be read clearly from the Parkway below.