|Fort Road Bridge|
|Total length||365 meters|
|Main span||91 meters|
|Bridge deck height||18 meters|
|Traffic intensity||56,000 mvt/day|
According to CITYPOPULATIONREVIEW.COM, the Fort Road Bridge is a girder bridge in the United States, located in the state of Minnesota. The bridge spans the Mississippi River in St. Paul.
The Fort Road Bridge is a fairly short steel girder bridge spanning the Mississippi River at Fort Snelling. The bridge is 365 meters long with a main span of 91 meters. The bridge deck is 18 meters above the Mississippi River and is 20 meters wide. Over the bridge is State Route 5 with 2×2 lanes. Directly south of the bridge is a short tunnel. The bridge is toll-free.
In 1880, the first bridge over the Mississippi River was built at Fort Snelling. This was a truss bridge with a high deck. This was replaced in 1912 by a steel arch bridge, also with an elevated deck. This in turn was replaced in 1961 by the current girder bridge. The bridge was renovated in 1986.
Every day 56,000 vehicles cross the bridge.
Franklin Avenue Bridge
|Franklin Avenue Bridge|
|Total length||321 meters|
|Main span||133 meters|
|Bridge deck height||? meter|
|Traffic intensity||9,000 mvt/day|
The Franklin Avenue Bridge is an arch bridge in the United States, located in the state of Minnesota. The bridge spans the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.
The Franklin Avenue Bridge is a landmark concrete arch bridge with an elevated deck. The bridge is 321 meters long and has a main span of 133 meters. The bridge has a 15 meter wide bridge deck, with two lanes, emergency lanes and a bicycle and pedestrian path. The bridge handles local city traffic from Franklin Avenue. The bridge is located 325 meters south of the Dartmouth Bridge (I-94).
The first bridge at this location opened to traffic in 1889. This was replaced in 1923 by the current concrete arch bridge. The bridge originally had 4 lanes, around 2011-2012 the carriageway narrowed to 2 lanes with emergency lanes, presumably because of the low traffic intensities.
Approximately 9,000 vehicles cross the bridge every day.
|Total length||600 meters|
|Main span||166 meters|
|Bridge deck height||19 meters|
|Traffic intensity||36,000 mvt/day|
The Hastings Bridge is an arch bridge in the United States, located in the state of Minnesota. The bridge spans the Mississippi River at Hastings.
The Hastings Bridge is a steel arch bridge with a total length of approximately 600 meters and a main span of 166 meters. The bridge is 31.7 meters wide, with 2×2 lanes and emergency lanes, plus facilities for slow traffic. The arch is 29 meters high. The connecting bridges are located in a bend. US 61 runs across the bridge, an important connection to St. Paul. The bridge is toll-free. The bridge is the first over the Mississippi River north of the John James Audubon Bridge in Louisiana that is not located on or near a state line. The John James Audubon Bridge is more than 1,600 kilometers south.
The first bridge at this location was the so-called “Spiral Bridge”, a steel truss bridge with a spiral on the Downtown Hastings side to bridge the height difference. This bridge was built in 1895. The exact dimensions of this bridge are not known, but it was a narrow bridge that was not suitable for fast traffic.
Hastings Bridge (1951)
In 1951 the Spiral Bridge was replaced by the more modern Hastings Bridge, a steel arch bridge. This bridge was 566 meters long with a main span of 157 meters. The bridge deck was 9.8 meters wide, and more suitable for two lanes of a busy road.
Hastings Bridge (2013)
The 1951 Hastings Bridge was structurally deficient and structurally obsolete, meaning both its condition was inadequate and its design requirements outdated. The latter was mainly due to the high intensity of around 30,000 vehicles in two lanes. The Hastings Bridge was the busiest two-lane bridge over the Mississippi south of Minneapolis.
The bridge was replaced in 2012-2013 by building a new bridge next to it on the west side. In June 2013, this new two-lane bridge opened and on November 15, 2013, its full 2×2 lane capacity opened. The old bridge was demolished in 2014. Construction cost $130 million.
36,000 vehicles cross the bridge every day. The bridge itself has sufficient capacity for this, but the city traverse through Hastings is actually unsuitable for such a lot of traffic.
High Bridge (St. Paul)
|Total length||841 meters|
|Main span||158 meters|
|Bridge deck height||49 meters|
|Traffic intensity||13,900 mvt/day|
According to ASK4BEAUTY, the High Bridge or Smith Avenue Bridge is an arch bridge in the United States, located in the state of Minnesota. The bridge spans the Mississippi River in St. Paul.
The High Bridge lives up to its name, it is the highest bridge in St. Paul. The bridge is a steel arch bridge with an elevated deck. The bridge is a total of 841 meters long, with a main span of 158 meters, the longest of any bridge in St. Paul. The bridge deck is 16.5 meters wide and 49 meters above the river. State Route 149 runs over the bridge with 1×2 lanes and narrow emergency lanes. The bridge is located just outside the center of St. Paul and connects the western and southern neighborhoods of the city. The bridge is toll-free.
The first bridge at this location was built between 1887 and 1889. This was a steel truss bridge with a high deck. Five spans were damaged in a tornado in 1904 and rebuilt in 1905. One span was renovated in 1933-1934. The bridge closed to traffic in 1984 in anticipation of the new bridge. The replacement bridge was built between 1985 and 1987. The bridge cost $20 million.
About 13,900 vehicles cross the bridge every day.