Lyndale Avenue Bridge
(1892)
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lyndale Avenue Bridge (1892) Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Lyndale Avenue Bridge (MHPR HE-MPC-6798) was a single-span stone arch built in 1892 by the City of Minneapolis. The original plans specified a round arch with a 12.5-foot radius and 48-foot barrel, stone headwalls and wingwalls, and blue and Mankato Limestone abutments.

The bridge was heavily altered during its lifetime. In 1956, the structure was widened and new concrete headwalls and wingwalls were constructed around the original limestone. In 1973, the remaining stone headwall façades were jacketed in concrete. Nevertheless, the structure retained enough historically significant construction information to warrant documentation under the Minnesota Historic Property Record (MHPR). Large format photographs were made for Mead & Hunt, Inc. prior to the bridge’s demolition in 2012.

1892 Arch Detail - MHPR HE-MPC-6798-15 (Please credit Daniel R. Pratt and the Minnesota Historic Property Record)

Exposed Structure during Demolition (Please credit Daniel R. Pratt and the Minnesota Historic Property Record)