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Broadway Bridge, Spanning Mississippi River at Broadway Street, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Mississippi River at Broadway Street, Minneapolis, MN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MN-2
Building/structure dates: 1888 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1914 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1951 subsequent work
Significance: The Broadway Bridge was a four-span, wrought iron and steel, high through Pratt truss and was one of two known remaining decorative truss bridges in Minnesota. The bridge was fabricated by the King Iron and Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

Subjects
Pedestrian Bridges
Bridge Construction
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
King Iron Bridge & Manufacturing Company
Cappelen, Frederick Whilhelm
McMullen, Arthur
Rinker, Andrew
Whittier, G. E.
Hilger, Donald, Photographer
Jensen, Bill, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. WEST APPROACH
2. WEST PORTAL
3. WEST PORTAL AND SOUTH ELEVATION
4. VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
5. SOUTH ELEVATION
6. VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
7. PIERS FROM SOUTHEAST
8. GENERAL VIEW OF EAST ABUTMENT
9. EAST APPROACH WITH SIBLEY STREET BRIDGE
10. EAST APPROACH WITH BROADWAY
11. CRIB WALL
12. EAST APPROACH
13. EAST APPROACH WITH RAILROAD TRACKS
14. EAST PORTAL
15. NORTHEAST ELEVATION
16. NORTHWEST ELEVATION
17. WEST PORTAL DETAIL
18. WEST PORTAL PLAQUE
19. EAST PORTAL PLAQUE
20. EAST PORTAL DETAIL
21. WEST ABUTMENT AND LOWER CHORD
22. WEST ABUTMENT ELEVATION
23. WEST ABUTMENT BEARING
24. EAST ABUTMENT
25. EAST ABUTMENT DETAIL
26. WEST PIER AND TRUSS
27. WEST PIER ELEVATION
28. WEST PIER BEARING DETAIL
29. WEST PIER AND TRUSS SHOES
30. CENTER PIER
31. EAST PIER
32. EAST PIER DETAIL
33. LOWER CHORD, WEST SPAN
34. PIN CONNECTION
35. PIN CONNECTION ELEVATION
36. PIN CONNECTION AND LOWER CHORD
37. PIN CONNECTION AND TIE RODS
38. LOWER CHORD AND TRANSVERSE BEAM
39. WEST PORTAL AND SCROLLWORK
40. SCROLLWORK AND FINIALS
41. SWAY BRACING
42. INCLINED END POST
43. END POST DETAIL
44. VERTICAL MEMBERS AT LOWER CHORD
45. VERTICAL MEMBER AT UPPER CHORD
46. RAILING END POST
47. RAILING ELEVATION
48. RAILING DETAIL
49. BRIDGE DECK
50. BRIDGE DECK DETAIL
51. BRIDGE DECK AND TRANSVERSE BEAM
52. TRANSVERSE BEAM AND STRINGERS
53. Photocopy of Original Plan ELEVATION AND SECTION
54. Photocopy of Original Plan TRUSS DETAILS
55. Photocopy of Original Plan PORTAL AND FRAME
56. Photocopy of Original Plan FLOOR BEAMS AND STRINGERS
57. Photocopy of Original Plan FLOOR FRAMING
58. Photocopy of Original Plan PROPOSED NEW FLOOR CONSTRUCTION


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