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Steel Arch Bridge, Hennepin Avenue spanning west channel of Mississip, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN



B&W Photos

HB666075
West Approach With First Street

HB666076
West Approach

HB666077
View From South

HB666078
East Approach With Main Street

HB666079
East Approach With West Island Avenue

HB666080
View From Northwest

HB666081
West Abutment, South Side

HB666082
Center Pier, Southwest Side

HB666083
Steel Arches, South Side

HB666084
East Abutment, South Side

HB666085
East Abutment, North Side

HB666086
Steel Arches, North Side

HB666087
Center Pier, Northwest Side

HB666088
West Abutment, North Side

HB666089
Abutment Stonework Detail

HB666090
Crown Hinge Connection At Arch Crown

HB666091
Crown Hinge Detail, South View

HB666092
Crown Hinge Detail, North View

HB666093
Arch Panel Point Connection Detail

HB666094
View From Bottom, Arch Panel Point Connection Detail

HB666095
Arch Panel Point Connection Detail At Joint

HB666096
Arch Panel Point Connection Detail At Interior

HB666097
Spring Line Hinges At Center Pier

HB666098
Spring Line Hinge

HB666099
View From Bottom, Spring Line Hinge Detail

HB666100
Bridge Spandrels

HB666101
Bridge Spandrel Detail

HB666102
Lower Bracing Detail

HB666103
Lower Bracing Connection Detail At Joint

HB666104
Floor Beam Detail At Center Detail

HB666105
South Ratting

HB666106
North Railing

HB666107
Observation Deck And Railing Detail

HB666108
Bridge Deck

HB666109
Bridge Deck Detail

HB666110
Photography Of W.p.a

HB666111
Photography Of Original Plan (minneapolis City Engineer) General Diagram Of Steel Arch Bridge (4 X 5 Negative)

HB666112
Photography Of W.p.a

HB666113
Photography Of W.p.a

HB666114
Photography Of Original Plan (minneapolis City Engineer) Plan Of South Half Centre Pier, Steel Arch Bridge (4 X 5 Negative)

HB666115
Photography Of Blue Print (minneapolis City Engineer) End And Centre Casting Of Cast Steel, Masonry Casting Of Cast Iron Casting, For Minneapolis Steel Arch (4 X 5 Negative)

HB666116
Photography Of Original Plan (hennepin County Department Of Transportation) 12 Intermediate Arch Sections For 2-258' (c

HB666117
Photography Of Original Plan (hennepin County Department Of Transportation) 5' I-beam-lok Open (tr Type) Flooring Plan, Reflooring Hennepin Avenue Bridge (4 X 5 Negative)


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Item Title


Location
Hennepin Avenue spanning west channel of Mississip, Minneapolis, MN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MN-18
Building/structure dates: 1888 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1897 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1932 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1954 subsequent work
Significance: The Steel Arch bridge falls within the boundaries of the nationally registered St. Anthony Falls Historic District. The bridge was built in two longitudinal halves. The north half was constructed in 1888 by the Keystone Bridge Company of Pittsburgh. This half has three, three-hinged solid arch ribs in each of the two spans. The south half was constructed in 1890 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio. The south half has three, two-hinged solid arch ribs in each of the two spans. The steel arch rib bridge is the third bridge at the location.

Subjects
Pedestrian Bridges
Bridge Construction
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Keystone Bridge Company
Ring & Tobin
W. G. Coolidge & Company
Wrought Iron Bridge Company
Canney, Thomas J.
Cappelen, Frederick Whilheim
Kenneth Broas, Howard Needles Tammen & Bergendoff, Historian
Levy, Burt, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. WEST APPROACH WITH FIRST STREET
2. WEST APPROACH
3. VIEW FROM SOUTH
4. EAST APPROACH WITH MAIN STREET
5. EAST APPROACH WITH WEST ISLAND AVENUE
6. VIEW FROM NORTHWEST
7. WEST ABUTMENT, SOUTH SIDE
8. CENTER PIER, SOUTHWEST SIDE
9. STEEL ARCHES, SOUTH SIDE
10. EAST ABUTMENT, SOUTH SIDE
11. EAST ABUTMENT, NORTH SIDE
12. STEEL ARCHES, NORTH SIDE
13. CENTER PIER, NORTHWEST SIDE
14. WEST ABUTMENT, NORTH SIDE
15. ABUTMENT STONEWORK DETAIL
16. CROWN HINGE CONNECTION AT ARCH CROWN
17. CROWN HINGE DETAIL, SOUTH VIEW
18. CROWN HINGE DETAIL, NORTH VIEW
19. ARCH PANEL POINT CONNECTION DETAIL
20. VIEW FROM BOTTOM, ARCH PANEL POINT CONNECTION DETAIL
21. ARCH PANEL POINT CONNECTION DETAIL AT JOINT
22. ARCH PANEL POINT CONNECTION DETAIL AT INTERIOR
23. SPRING LINE HINGES AT CENTER PIER
24. SPRING LINE HINGE
25. VIEW FROM BOTTOM, SPRING LINE HINGE DETAIL
26. BRIDGE SPANDRELS
27. BRIDGE SPANDREL DETAIL
28. LOWER BRACING DETAIL
29. LOWER BRACING CONNECTION DETAIL AT JOINT
30. FLOOR BEAM DETAIL AT CENTER DETAIL
31. SOUTH RATTING
32. NORTH RAILING
33. OBSERVATION DECK AND RAILING DETAIL
34. BRIDGE DECK
35. BRIDGE DECK DETAIL
36. PHOTOGRAPHY OF W.P.A. PROJECT (MINNEAPOLIS CITY ENGINEER) STRAIN SHEET (4 x 5 negative)
37. PHOTOGRAPHY OF ORIGINAL PLAN (MINNEAPOLIS CITY ENGINEER) GENERAL DIAGRAM OF STEEL ARCH BRIDGE (4 x 5 negative)
38. PHOTOGRAPHY OF W.P.A. PROJECT (HENNEPIN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION) ELEVATION SPANS 1 & 2, TRANSVERSE SECTIONS (4 x 5 negative)
39. PHOTOGRAPHY OF W.P.A. (MINNEAPOLIS CITY ENGINEER) CAISSON FOR STEEL ARCH BRIDGE (4 x 5 negative)
40. PHOTOGRAPHY OF ORIGINAL PLAN (MINNEAPOLIS CITY ENGINEER) PLAN OF SOUTH HALF CENTRE PIER, STEEL ARCH BRIDGE (4 x 5 negative)
41. PHOTOGRAPHY OF BLUE PRINT (MINNEAPOLIS CITY ENGINEER) END AND CENTRE CASTING OF CAST STEEL, MASONRY CASTING OF CAST IRON CASTING, FOR MINNEAPOLIS STEEL ARCH (4 x 5 negative)
42. PHOTOGRAPHY OF ORIGINAL PLAN (HENNEPIN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION) 12 INTERMEDIATE ARCH SECTIONS FOR 2-258' (C. TO C. END PINS) STEEL ARCH SPANS ( 4 x 5 negative)
43. PHOTOGRAPHY OF ORIGINAL PLAN (HENNEPIN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION) 5' I-BEAM-LOK OPEN (TR TYPE) FLOORING PLAN, REFLOORING HENNEPIN AVENUE BRIDGE (4 x 5 negative)


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