Bryant Ave Bridge is Open Again

Posted by Doug Shidell, April 18th, 2011

In 2008 the pedestrian bridge connecting Bryant Ave on the north and south sides of Minnehaha Creek in Minneapolis was closed for safety reasons. The bridge is now open. A quick survey shows that it has a new wooden deck, new approaches to the bridge from both sides and a new paint job. According to a press release by the Minneapolis Park and Rec Board, structural changes also included reinforcement of the bridge superstructure and enlargement of the concrete piers.

According to reports from neighbors just before the bridge was closed, kids would stand in the middle of the bridge and rock it back and forth for entertainment. In the interest of bicyclist’s safety, I tried to rock the new bridge. It held firm.

Updates to the Twin Cities Bike Map will once again include the bridge as part of bike route options in south Minneapolis.

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