MNNR Como Avenue Bridge

Steel Stringer Bridge over Como Avenue
Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota

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Name MNNR Como Avenue Bridge
Built By Minnesota Transfer Railway
Contractor Unknown
Currently Owned By Minnesota Commercial Railway
Length 90 Feet Total, 50 Foot Main Span
Width 1 Track
Height Above Ground 18 Feet (Estimated)
Superstructure Type Steel Stringer
Substructure Type Concrete
Date Built 1936
Traffic Count 3 Trains/Day (Estimated)
Current Status In Use
Significance Local Significance
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This standard steel stringer and concrete bridge crosses Como Avenue just west of Minnesota Highway 280.
Built in 1936, the bridge features three steel stringer spans. These spans are protected by a decorative concrete fascia. The entire bridge rests on concrete substructures.
Currently, the bridge is owned by Minnesota Commercial. The bridge has been the subject of a controversy between the City of St. Paul and MNNR. The salt the city applies to the road has accelerated deterioration of the piers.
Overall, the bridge appears to be in fair condition.

The author has ranked the bridge as being locally significant, due to the common design.
The photo above is an overview.


Source Type


Build Date National Bridge Inventory plaque
Railroad Line History Source ICC Valuation Information, Compiled by Richard S. Steele

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