City celebrates completion of St. Anthony Parkway Bridge

 

City leaders and project partners marked the completion of the new St. Anthony Parkway Bridge in northeast Minneapolis today with a grand opening celebration.

The new three-span bridge over the BNSF Northtown rail yard reopened to traffic this afternoon after the celebration. The bridge replaces a five-span bridge built in 1925. It’s part of the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway.

Reconstruction of the bridge was a significant engineering undertaking and the result of cooperation among many partners. The community also had a large role in shaping the project. The design pays tribute to the 1925 bridge and features a historic interpretive plaza. The bridge also has updated amenities for pedestrians and bicyclists.

The City’s key partners involved in the project include the State of Minnesota, United States Department of Transportation, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, BNSF, and the Columbia Park, Marshall Terrace and Holland neighborhoods. The $31.6 million project was funded with contributions from the City, federal government, State of Minnesota and the BNSF Railroad. 

To learn more about the St. Anthony Parkway Bridge, visit the project website.

 

Published Oct 27, 2017

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