Lafayette Bridge
(1968)
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Lafayette Bridge (1968) Saint Paul, Minnesota

Carrying US Route 52, the Lafayette Bridge (MHPR RA-SPC-7891) was one of the longest bridges over the Mississippi River. Opened in 1968, the bridge nearly collapsed in 1975 after a 6-foot crack opened in a main stringer. Subsequent repairs allowed the bridge to be reopened and it remained in service until replaced in 2014. Large format photographic documentation for the Minnesota Historic Property Record (MHPR) was prepared for Mead & Hunt, Inc.

Context View from Downtown Saint Paul - MHPR RA-SPC-7891-12 (Please credit Daniel R. Pratt and the Minnesota Historic Property Record)

West Elevation Oblique - MHPR RA-SPC-7891-28 (Please credit Daniel R. Pratt and the Minnesota Historic Property Record)