1.0 boxesPhoto album chronicling the construction of the bridge.
James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
The Intercity Bridge, also known as the Ford Parkway Bridge or the 46th St. Bridge, was constructed in 1925-27 as a joint project of the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The construction cost of $1,324,000 was split between the two cities. The bridge is 1,524 feet long and constructed of reinforced concrete in an open-spandrel, two-rib continuous arch. It was originally constructed to improve access from Minneapolis to the Ford Motor Company's Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul.
The bridge is one of the largest reinforced concrete bridges in Minnesota and was also notable as a major work of the prominent Norwegian-American engineer, Martin Sigvart Grytbak. It was redecked and widened in 1972-73 and underwent further repairs in 2004. The bridge was listed with the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
Consists of 53 black and white photos with captions and date, though not chronologically arranged. Also includes photos of the Godfrey Road Viaduct construction.
Grytbak, Martin Sigvart, 1883-1953 -- Pictorial works
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