History and significance
Bridge L5735 is a concrete deck girder with pronounced arching geometry and a limestone masonry veneer. The bridge carries Lake Nokomis Parkway over Minnehaha Creek. It is located within the Lake Nokomis Parkway, a component of the Grand Rounds Parkway System. The bridge was designed by the Minneapolis City Engineers Office and constructed in 1926 as part of a larger initiative by the Minneapolis Park Board to construct nine bridges in what was known as the “Minnehaha Parkway and Lake Nokomis Projects.” Bridge L5735 is significant for its Rustic style design aesthetic, including use of rough coursed limestone veneer. The bridge’s high artistic value reflects conscious design intent by the engineer in response to its location near Lake Nokomis along the Parkway drive.
City of Minneapolis (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.91528759, -93.24191762