Anoka-Champlin Mississippi River Bridge

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Anoka-Champlin Mississippi River Bridge
Anoka-Champlin Mississippi River Bridge.jpg
The bridge from Peninsula Point Two Rivers Historical Park in Anoka
Official nameAnoka-Champlin Mississippi River Bridge
CarriesFour lanes of US 169
CrossesMississippi River
LocaleAnoka, Minnesota
Maintained byMinnesota Department of Transportation
ID number4380
DesignOpen spandrel concrete deck arch bridge
Total length1038.4 feet
Width56 feet
Longest span108 feet
Clearance below19 feet
Opened1929
Coordinates45°11′30″N 93°23′43″W / 45.19156°N 93.3954°W / 45.19156; -93.3954Coordinates: 45°11′30″N 93°23′43″W / 45.19156°N 93.3954°W / 45.19156; -93.3954
 
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Anoka-Champlin Mississippi River Bridge
Anoka-Champlin Mississippi River Bridge.jpg
The bridge from Peninsula Point Two Rivers Historical Park in Anoka
Official nameAnoka-Champlin Mississippi River Bridge
CarriesFour lanes of US 169
CrossesMississippi River
LocaleAnoka, Minnesota
Maintained byMinnesota Department of Transportation
ID number4380
DesignOpen spandrel concrete deck arch bridge
Total length1038.4 feet
Width56 feet
Longest span108 feet
Clearance below19 feet
Opened1929
Coordinates45°11′30″N 93°23′43″W / 45.19156°N 93.3954°W / 45.19156; -93.3954Coordinates: 45°11′30″N 93°23′43″W / 45.19156°N 93.3954°W / 45.19156; -93.3954

The Anoka-Champlin Mississippi River Bridge, also known as the Ferry Street Bridge, is a 10-span open spandrel concrete deck arch bridge that spans the Mississippi River between Champlin, Minnesota and Anoka, Minnesota. The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1929 by the Minneapolis Bridge Company.

The bridge had deteriorated to the point where it needed to be renovated in 1991. A temporary bridge was built alongside the current bridge, and the Anoka-Champlin bridge was torn down to the piers and arches. A new, wider deck and support system was built. In order to keep its historic status, the ornamental concrete railing and other parts were duplicated from the old form. The bridge was reopened in 1998, and the temporary bridge was removed.[1]

It was listed on the National Register in 1979.[2]

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  1. ^ Costello, Mary Charlotte (2002). Climbing the Mississippi River Bridge by Bridge, Volume Two: Minnesota. Cambridge, MN: Adventure Publications. ISBN 0-9644518-2-4. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.