Franklin Avenue Bridge

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Franklin Avenue Bridge
Franklin Avenue Bridge Minneapolis.jpg
Franklin Avenue Bridge spanning the Mississippi River
Official name F.W. Cappelen Memorial Bridge
Carries CSAH 5 (Franklin Avenue)
Crosses Mississippi River
Locale Minneapolis, Minnesota
ID number 2441
Design Concrete Arch
Total length 1054.7 feet
Longest span 400 feet
Bridges over the Mississippi in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Franklin Ave. is near the bottom of the image between I-94 and Short Line bridge Minneapolis Mississippi.svg
Coordinates 44°57′50″N 93°13′22″W / 44.96389°N 93.22278°W / 44.96389; -93.22278Coordinates: 44°57′50″N 93°13′22″W / 44.96389°N 93.22278°W / 44.96389; -93.22278

The Franklin Avenue Bridge, officially the F.W. Cappelen Memorial Bridge, carries Franklin Avenue over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was designed by Frederick William Cappelen, assisted by Kristoffer Olsen Oustad, both of whom were among four important Norwegian-American engineers working in the region at the time. The reinforced-concrete open-spandrel arched structure was completed in 1923. The bridge's overall length is 1054.7 feet (321.47 m), with a central span of 400 feet (122 m). It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 along with several other area bridges as part of a multiple-property submission.[1]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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