Historic Name: Interlachen Bridge
Mn/DOT Bridge Number: Bridge No. L-9328
Bridge Type: Reinforced concrete arch
Crossing: William Berry Dr. over railroad tracks
Contractor: William S. Hewitt and Company, Minneapolis
Year Built: 1900
Overall Length: 40 feet
Overall Width: 63 feet
Adapted from the National Register of Historic Places nomination form prepared by Robert M. Frame III. The Interlachen Bridge was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
Summary of Historic Significance
The Interlachen Bridge is single-span, reinforced concrete arch bridge. The bridge is historically significant as an outstanding, virtually unaltered, early example of a reinforced concrete arch bridge employing the patented Melan reinforcing system in Minnesota. Built in 1900 by William S. Hewett, it is the earliest known extant concrete bridge in Minnesota with a documented construction date. The Interlachen Bridge is one of the most significant bridges in Minnesota.