Colorado Street Bridge (Saint Paul, Minnesota)

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Colorado Street Bridge
Colorado Street Bridge (Saint Paul, Minnesota) is located in Minnesota
Colorado Street Bridge (Saint Paul, Minnesota)
Location East side of South Wabasha Street near Terrace Park
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°56′5″N 93°5′3″W / 44.93472°N 93.08417°W / 44.93472; -93.08417Coordinates: 44°56′5″N 93°5′3″W / 44.93472°N 93.08417°W / 44.93472; -93.08417
Built 1888
Architect Andreas W. Munster, O'Brien Brothers
Architectural style False skew arch
Governing body Private
MPS Minnesota Masonry-Arch Highway Bridges MPS
NRHP Reference # 90000977[1]
Added to NRHP July 5, 1990

The Colorado Street Bridge also known as Bridge No. L-8803 is a masonry and brick arch bridge in Saint Paul, Minnesota's West Side neighborhood. It is 58 feet (18 m) wide and consists of a single oblique span of 70 feet 6 inches (21.49 m)[2] that was built with the arch courses running parallel to the abutments, leading to a weaker structure than other skew arch construction methods,[3] known as a false skew arch.[4] It was designed in 1888 by Andreas W. Munster of the Saint Paul Engineer's Office[2] and is now restricted to pedestrian traffic.[5]


  1. ^ Staff (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Minnesota's Historic Bridges: Colorado Street Bridge". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Engineering and Building Record. 23 Nov 1889. 
  4. ^ Schofield, Reginald B. (2000). Benjamin Outram, 1764–1805: An Engineering Biography. Cardiff: Merton Priory Press. pp. 149–154. ISBN 1-898937-42-7. 
  5. ^ Nord, Mary Ann (2003). The National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-448-3.