Project Location

St. Anthony Parkway Regional Trail

Project Managers

Cliff Swenson
Phone:
 612-230-6472
Emailcswenson@minneapolisparks.org

Jack Yuzna
Phone:
 612-673-2415
EmailJack.Yuzna@ci.minneapolis.mn.us

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Language Resources

Correo Electrónicopreguntas@minneapolisparks.org

Emailsuaalo@minneapolisparks.org

Key Documents

New Bridge Design

Proposed Detours [PDF]

Status

Current Phase: Construction
Construction: Spring 2016-Fall 2017

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Timeline

Project Milestones

Fall 2017

  • Bridge anticipated to re-open

Project History

May 22, 2014

  • Public Meeting #3 (Final Open House)

May 6, 2014 

  • CAC Meeting #8

March 12, 2014 

  • CAC Meeting #7

February 13, 2014 

  • CAC Meeting #6

January 23, 2014

  • Public Meeting #2

January 16, 2014 

  • CAC Meeting #5

December 12, 2013 

  • CAC Meeting #4

November 7, 2013 

  • CAC Meeting #3

October 29, 2013

  • Public Meeting #1

October 9, 2013 

  • CAC Meeting #2

August 8, 2013

  • CAC Meeting #1

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Past Meetings

The CAC process is largely complete, one more public open house may be held in 2015. Look for more information on the plaza design, and interpretation plan and a grand opening in fall 2015 or spring 2016.

Information on the bridge design, CAC meetings, and funding is available on the City's St. Anthony Parkway Bridge project page.

May 22, 2014 - Public Meeting #3 (Final Open House) Summary

May 6, 2014 - CAC Meeting #8 Agenda [PDF]

March 12, 2014 - CAC Meeting #7 Summary

February 13, 2014 - CAC Meeting #6 Summary

January 23, 2014 - Public Meeting #2 Summary

January 16, 2014 - CAC Meeting #5 Summary

December 12, 2013 - CAC Meeting #4 Summary

November 7, 2013 - CAC Meeting #3 Summary

October 29, 2013 - Public Meeting #1 Summary

October 9, 2013 - CAC Meeting #2 Summary

August 8, 2013 - CAC Meeting #1 Meeting Minutes [PDF]

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Background

The 533.6 foot, five-span, Warren through truss bridge was built in 1925 and crosses over 24 tracks of the BNSF rail yard. The structure provided one vehicular traffic lane in each direction and sidewalks on both sides.

The old St. Anthony Parkway Bridge was determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the MPRB "Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway." A new plaza and interpretive space are being built with the bridge project as mitigation for removing the historic bridge.

The project includes demolition of the existing bridge, construction of a new through-truss bridge, and realignment of approach roadways which includes St. Anthony Parkway, California St. NE and Main St. NE. The new bridge will include wider pedestrian and bike lanes which connect to the parkway trails and existing sidewalks.

The bridge plaza space will be located at California Street NE and St. Anthony Parkway. It will offer an interpretive space for learning about the old bridge, rail yard and neighborhood history. It will also feature re-used parts of the old bridge and provide a space to view the rail yard and to take photos of the fantastic downtown skyline view.