Bridges in Minnesota
A complete list of bridges in Minnesota with pictures. Famous MN bridges, the biggest and the highest. From the earliest arch and beam bridges to the newest suspension and truss bridges, this list has them all. We build bridges to span obstacles, be it a valley, waterway, or another road. A bridge's function designates its design. A bridge can can be temporary, or it can last for millennia. Many Roman bridges are still standing (and even in use) today. No surprise then that bridges often become iconic landmarks for their region.
- Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domainThe Aerial Lift Bridge is a major landmark in the port city of Duluth, Minnesota. The span began life as an extremely rare transporter bridge — the first of just two such bridges ever constructed in the United States. Originally built in 1905, the bridge was upgraded in 1929–30 to a vertical lift bridge, which is rather uncommon, and continues to operate today. The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 22, 1973. A maritime museum maintained by the United States Army Corps of Engineers exists near the site of the bridge.
Anoka-Champlin Mississippi River BridgeThe Anoka-Champlin Mississippi River Bridge, also known as the Ferry Street Bridge, is a 10-span open spandrel concrete deck arch bridge that spans the Mississippi River between Champlin, Minnesota and Anoka, Minnesota. The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1929 by the Minneapolis Bridge Company. The bridge had deteriorated to the point where it needed to be renovated in 1991. A temporary bridge was built alongside the current bridge, and the Anoka-Champlin bridge was torn down to the piers and arches. A new, wider deck and support system was built. In order to keep its historic status, the ornamental concrete railing and other parts were ...more
Bridge No. 5721
Bridge No. 5757
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Bridge No. 5827-Zumbro FallsBridge No 5827 is a highway bridge in Zumbro Falls, Minnesota, United States. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places under "Iron and Steel Bridges in Minnesota, 1873-1945". The bridge is on Minnesota State Highway 60, 0.1 miles east of the US 63 intersection. This bridge was built by the Works Progress Administration in 1938 for an approximate cost of $2000. This bridge is an example of New Deal, labor-intensive work projects which promoted highway beautification and highlighted local craftsman skills and workmanship. The bridge is built on an Armco Culvert Manufacturers Association galvanized, corrugated-iron structure. Excellent masonry work covers the structure to ...more
Bridge No. L-5573