Historic Name: Mendota Road Bridge
Mn/DOT Bridge Number: Bridge No. 90401
Bridge Type: Masonry arch
City/Township: St. Paul
Crossing: Water St. over Pickeral Lake Outlet
Engineer: City of St. Paul Engineer's Office
Year Built: 1894
Span Length: 10 feet, 2 inches
Length of Arch Barrel: 10 feet, 2 inches
Adapted from the National Register of Historic Places nomination form prepared by Jeffrey A. Hess. The Mendota Road Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
Summary of Historic Significance
The Mendota Road Bridge is a single-span, stone-arch bridge that carries Water Street over the outlet of Pickerel Lake. The single semi-circular arch springs about 18 inches above grade to create a clear span of 10-feet. The Mendota Road Bridge is historically significant as a rare example of a small-scale, 19th century, stone-arch highway bridge. Designed by the St. Paul City Engineer's Office, the Mendota Road Bridge was completed in 1894. The bridge retains its integrity.