Fort Road Bridge

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Fort Road Bridge
South elevation of the Fort Road Bridge viewed from the St. Paul side, with Fort Snelling on the other side.
Coordinates 44°53′40.28″N 93°10′52.98″W / 44.8945222°N 93.1813833°W / 44.8945222; -93.1813833Coordinates: 44°53′40.28″N 93°10′52.98″W / 44.8945222°N 93.1813833°W / 44.8945222; -93.1813833
Carries Four lanes of MN 5
Crosses Mississippi River
Locale St. Paul, Minnesota
Maintained by Minnesota Department of Transportation
Design Girder bridge
Total length 1198.5 feet
Width 68 feet
Longest span 300 feet
Clearance below 59.8 feet
Opened 1961

Fort Road Bridge is a girder bridge that spans the Mississippi River between St. Paul, Minnesota and Fort Snelling, Minnesota. It was built in 1960 by the Minnesota Department of Transportation and was designed by Sverdrup & Parcel Engineering Company. It is the third bridge on the site, the first bridge, a deck girder bridge was built in 1880. The second bridge, a metal arch bridge was built by 1912.

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Image gallery: the Fort Road Bridge[edit]