History and significance
Bridge 9612 is a single-span, concrete deck girder bridge constructed in 1962 to carry two lanes of vehicular traffic on Stevens Avenue South over Minnehaha Creek in Hennepin County. The bridge superstructure is comprised of 10 reinforced concrete girders cast integrally with a concrete slab, which serves as the bridge deck. The bridge railings are comprised of mortared stone. The exterior face of the deck girders is veneered with stone masonry, which ties into the railing stone masonry. Parallel concrete wingwalls faced with stone veneer extend from the abutments.
Bridge 9612 is significant for its overall design aesthetic including use of buff-colored stone veneer and arched decorative stone facing of the girder. The bridge’s high artistic value reflects conscious design intent by the engineer in response to its location on Minnehaha Parkway. Additionally, the bridge is a contributing resource to the Grand Rounds Historic District.
City of Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.90860909, -93.27572905