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This is a list of all 10 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Mississippi River. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
1855 Minneapolis (St. Anthony's Falls)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (Mississippi River - Nicollet Island)
Bridgemeister ID:50
References:AAJ, BPL, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Thomas M. Griffith
Use:Vehicular
Status:Demolished, 1876
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:620f
Deck width:17f

Notes
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1877 Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (Mississippi River - Nicollet Island)
Bridgemeister ID:86
References:AAJ, BPL, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Thomas M. Griffith
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Replaced, 1890
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:675.1f
Deck width:32f

Notes
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1932 Prairie du Chien I
Praire du Chien, Wisconsin and Marquette, Iowa, USA (Mississippi River)
Bridgemeister ID:177
Structurae ID:0030637
References:AAJ, AUB, BPL
Principals:Austin Bridge Co.
Use:Vehicular (two-lane)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:473f
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1932 Prairie du Chien II
Praire du Chien, Wisconsin and Marquette, Iowa, USA (Mississippi River)
Bridgemeister ID:1256
Structurae ID:0030637
References:AAJ, AUB, BPL
Principals:Austin Bridge Co.
Use:Vehicular (two-lane)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:473f
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1935 Iowa-Illinois Memorial I
Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline, Illinois, USA (Mississippi River)
Bridgemeister ID:180
Structurae ID:0008051
O'Donnell ID:533
Coordinates:N 41.52095 W 90.513033
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, CMR
Principals:Modjeski, Masters, and Chase
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:740f
Side spans:2 x 370f
Deck width:24.2f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1955 (pipeline bridge)
Grand Tower, Illinois and Wittenberg vicinity, Missouri, USA (Mississippi River)
Bridgemeister ID:1028
Structurae ID:0008138
Coordinates:N 37.6417 W 89.513217
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Pipeline
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:2,161.5f
Notes
  • Large pipeline bridge, sometimes claimed to be "world's largest pipeline suspension bridge".
Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz Photo by David Denenberg
1955 Gateway
Clinton, Iowa and East Clinton, Illinois, USA (Mississippi River)
Bridgemeister ID:331
Structurae ID:0030648
O'Donnell ID:532
Coordinates:N 41.83785 W 90.18455
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:CMR
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:644f
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1960 Iowa-Illinois Memorial II
Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline, Illinois, USA (Mississippi River)
Bridgemeister ID:213
Structurae ID:0008050
O'Donnell ID:534
Coordinates:N 41.52095 W 90.513033
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:CMR
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1990 Hennepin Avenue (Father Louis Hennepin)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (Mississippi River)
Bridgemeister ID:336
Structurae ID:0007623
O'Donnell ID:210
Coordinates:N 44.985 W 93.26333
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Henn. Co. Pub. Wrks., HNTB Corp
Use:Vehicular (four or more lanes, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:625f

Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by David Denenberg
(footbridge)
Little Falls, Minnesota, USA (Mississippi River - Little Falls Hydro Electric Station)
Bridgemeister ID:2102
Coordinates:N 45.976983 W 94.369717
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Photo by David Denenberg

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