Canadian Pacific Camden Place Rail Bridge

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Canadian Pacific Camden Place Rail Bridge
Canadian Pacific Camden Place Rail Bridge USGS.png
Satellite view of the bridge
Coordinates 45°01′46″N 93°16′53″W / 45.029414°N 93.281330°W / 45.029414; -93.281330Coordinates: 45°01′46″N 93°16′53″W / 45.029414°N 93.281330°W / 45.029414; -93.281330
Carries One track of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Crosses Mississippi River
Locale Minneapolis, Minnesota
Maintained by Canadian Pacific Railway
ID number D1.00
Characteristics
Design Truss bridge; middle span is a suspended girder span
Total length 904 feet
Width One track
Longest span 90 feet
Clearance below 28 feet
History
Opened 1905
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Bridges over the Mississippi in Minneapolis. CP Camden Pl. Rail Bridge is the second bridge, in the middle of this image.
The eastern approach of the bridge over the Saint Anthony Parkway, Minneapolis, MN

Canadian Pacific Camden Place Rail Bridge is a truss bridge that spans the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This bridge is the official end of the navigable channel for river traffic. It was built in 1905 by the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway. In 1977, the bridge was modified to allow higher clearance under the center span. This was done by replacing the deck truss span with a shallower girder span. It is the main line crossing of the Mississippi River for the Canadian Pacific Railway transcontinental (Soo Line Railroad) line.


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References[edit]

  • Costello, Mary Charlotte (2002). Climbing the Mississippi River Bridge by Bridge, Volume Two: Minnesota. Cambridge, MN: Adventure Publications. ISBN 0-9644518-2-4.