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Meadowbrook Road Bridge
Minnehaha Creek Street Crossing
Saint Louis Park, MN

Meadowbrook Road Bridge

• Structure ID: NBI 27579.
• Location: River Mile 13.8.
• River Elevation: 895 Feet.
• Structure Type: Street Bridge.
• Construction: Prestressed Concrete Channel Beam.
• Length: 75 Feet, 25 Foot Longest Span.
• Width: 48 Feet, 2 Lanes.
• Height Above Water: ??? Feet.
• Date Built: 1977.
This bridge carries Meadowbrook Road across the Minnehaha Creek in an industrial area of Saint Louis Park north of Excelsior Boulevard and west of Louisiana Avenue. This bridge could be called the Ordinary Bridge. It uses very ordinary concrete channel beams, ordinary steel pilings, ordinary railings, and an ordinary concrete deck. The bridge has no decorative elements at all, making it truly a very ordinary bridge.

The photo above is looking north down the length of the bridge deck from the southbound lane of Meadowbrook Road. The photo below is looking northeast across the bridge deck from the far side of Powell Road, which runs along the south side of the creek.

Meadowbrook Road Bridge
Meadowbrook Road Bridge
These two photos are views of the upstream west side of the Meadowbrook Road Bridge. The photo above is from near the southwest corner of the structure. The photo below is a view from the water level on the south bank of the Minnehaha Creek.

Meadowbrook Road Bridge

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