St. Anthony Parkway Regional Trail
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Current Phase: Construction
Construction: Now-December 2016
All five spans of the old St. Anthony Parkway truss bridge have been removed and work crews are currently assembling a large steel truss that spans approximately three-fifths of the distance over Northtown Railyard. The truss will be installed later this spring.
New bridge pieces are delivered and assembled on St. Anthony Parkway, west of the bridge. St. Anthony Parkway is scheduled to reopen by fall 2017.
Last week the project to replace the St. Anthony Parkway Bridge over Northtown Railyard passed a milestone when the first of five trusses was removed.
The remaining four trusses will be removed over the next few months and the new bridge is tentatively scheduled to reopen in summer/fall 2017. The parkway will remain closed to vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic until that time.
May 22, 2014
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March 12, 2014
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January 23, 2014
January 16, 2014
December 12, 2013
November 7, 2013
October 29, 2013
October 9, 2013
August 8, 2013
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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.
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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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.