Historic Name: Queen Avenue Bridge
Mn/DOT Bridge Number: Bridge No. L-9329
Bridge Type: Reinforced concrete arch
Crossing: Lake Harriet Blvd. W. over railroad tracks
Engineer: Charles A. Shepley
Contractor: Minneapolis Street Railway Company
Year Built: 1905
Overall Length: 42 feet
Overall Width: 53.1 feet
Adapted from the National Register of Historic Places nomination form prepared by Robert M. Frame III. The Queen Avenue Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
Summary of Historic Significance
The Queen Avenue Bridge is single-span, reinforced concrete, filled-spandrel, skew-barrel-arch bridge with an overall structure length of 42 feet. The bridge is historically significant as an early example of a reinforced concrete arch bridge in Minnesota. Built in 1905, it is Minnesota's third oldest known extant reinforced concrete arch bridge. The bridge retains complete design integrity although the extended buttresses have suffered damage.