• Engineering
  • Published 2010

Defying The Odds: The Stone Arch Bridge

  title={Defying The Odds: The Stone Arch Bridge},
  author={Jenny Jones},
As the popularity of the then St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Manitoba Railway (later, the Great Northern Railway Company) began to grow in the late 1870s, the need for a rail bridge in Minneapolis over the Mississippi River became more prominent. This article provides an overview of the construction of that historic bridge, which came to be known as the Stone Arch Bridge. The structure was designed to cross the river at a diagonal with a 6-degree curve that changed the alignment from due west to… CONTINUE READING