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Intercity Bridge (Ford Parkway Bridge) M/A 2012.13.01

Intercity Bridge (Ford Parkway Bridge) M/A 2012.13.01

Title: Intercity Bridge (Ford Parkway Bridge)
Dates:1925-1926
Quantity: 1.0 boxesPhoto album chronicling the construction of the bridge.
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library

History

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.


Description

Consists of 53 black and white photos with captions and date, though not chronologically arranged. Also includes photos of the Godfrey Road Viaduct construction.


Subject Headings

Persons

Grytbak, Martin Sigvart, 1883-1953 -- Pictorial works

Subjects

Bridges -- Design and construction -- Minnesota
Bridges -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis

Title Page

Title page reads:

"Mississippi River Bridge Built by St. Paul and Minneapolis G.M. Shepard, City Engineer N.W. Elsberg, City Engineer M.S. Grytback, Bridge Engineer

Methods and Progress of Construction as shown by photos

C.R. Hansen, Resident Engineer

1925-1926"


Table of Contents


View Looking Upstream Oct. 6, 1926 -- Page 2, Page 2
View Looking East from Cableway Bucket 100' above Pier 12 -- Page 3, Page 3
Progress Views, Looking East Oct. 1, 1925 and Oct. 30, 1925 -- Page 4, Page 4
Progress Views, Looking East Dec. 30, 1925 and Jan. 29, 1926 -- Page 5, Page 5
Progress View, Looking East March 26, 1926 -- Page 6, Page 6
Progress View, Looking East April 30, 1926 -- Page 7, Page 7
Progress View, Looking East May 28, 1926 -- Page 8, Page 8
Progress View, Looking East July 10, 1926 -- Page 9, Page 9
Progress View, Looking East Sept. 27, 1926 -- Page 10, Page 10
Progress View, Looking East Oct. 27, 1926 -- Page 11, Page 11
East Approach. Excavating and Pouring Column Footings Aug. 28, 1925 -- Page 12, Page 12
East Approach. Excavating for Pier 6 Oct. 1, 1925 -- Page 13, Page 13
Cofferdam Framing, Pier 9 Feb. 26, 1926 -- Page 14, Page 14
Assembled Caisson Reinforcing -- Page 15, Page 15
Placing Caisson Reinforcing, Pier 9 -- Page 16, Page 16
Excavating and Sinking Caissons, Pier 8 Feb. 26, 1926 -- Page 17, Page 17
Excavating and Sinking Caissons, Pier 9 Apr. 30, 1926 -- Page 18, Page 18
Diver Going Down in Caisson, Pier 8 -- Page 19, Page 19
Jet Used for Sinking Caissons -- Page 20, Page 20
Sinking Caissons by Jetting -- Page 21, Page 21
West from Pier 9 Oct. 31, 1925 -- Page 22, Page 22
Pouring Haunch Section, Pier 9 June 26, 1926 -- Page 23, Page 23
Winter Protection for Concreting Pier 7 Feb 26, 1926 -- Page 24, Page 24
Placing Sectional Built Forms, Pier 10 Mar. 8, 1926 -- Page 25, Page 25
Erecting Arch Centering May 12, 1926 -- Page 26, Page 26
Pouring Concrete in Rib -- Page 27, Page 27
Typical Splice in Arch Rib Reinforcing -- Page 28, Page 28
Removing Arch Centering July 31, 1926 -- Page 29, Page 29
South Elevation Ribs, Span 9 Oct. 1, 1926 -- Page 30, Page 30
Lowering Steel Centering S. Rib, Span 9 -- Page 31, Page 31
Northwest View of Ribs and Columns, Span 8 -- Page 32, Page 32
Typical Slab Reinforcing -- Page 33, Page 33
Pouring Slab, Span 10 Oct. 26, 1926 -- Page 34, Page 34
Building Forms for Under-Crossing Apr. 2, 1926 -- Page 35, Page 35
Pouring Slab of Under-Crossing Apr. 29, 1926 -- Page 36, Page 36
South Abutment of Viaduct -- Page 37, Page 37
Godfrey Road Viaduct. Building Forms for Railing -- Page 38, Page 38
Godfrey Road Viaduct. Rubbing Concrete Railing -- Page 39, Page 39
East Elevation of Godfrey Road Viaduct Sept. 25, 1926 -- Page 40, Page 40
Bin for Handling Bulk Cement from Box Car to Truck -- Page 41, Page 41
Unloading Cement -- Page 42, Page 42
Unloading Crushed Rock from Cars -- Page 43, Page 43
Mixing Plant and Shop Buildings -- Page 44, Page 44
Concrete Chute -- Page 45, Page 45
Pulling Sheet Piling with a Steam Hammer Inverted -- Page 46, Page 46
Pulling 14"-501 Steel Piling with a Steam Hammer Inverted -- Page 47, Page 47
50ft. Steel Sheet Piling Pulled from Cofferdam -- Page 48, Page 48
Skidding 60ft. Norway Piling -- Page 49, Page 49
Motor Crane Used for Backfilling and Handling Aggregates -- Page 50, Page 50


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