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This is a list of all 15 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the state Minnesota. 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 states.
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
1924 Swinging
Thomson, Minnesota, USA (St. Louis River - Jay Cooke State Park)
Bridgemeister ID:2103
Coordinates:N 46.653717 W 92.370317
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:U.S. Forest Service
Use:Footbridge
Status:Replaced, 1935
Main cables:Wire

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1935 (footbridge)
Granite Falls, Minnesota, USA (Minnesota River)
Bridgemeister ID:255
References:WCT20051125
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1935 Swinging
Thomson, Minnesota, USA (St. Louis River - Jay Cooke State Park)
Bridgemeister ID:286
Coordinates:N 46.653717 W 92.370317
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Oscar Newstrom, CCC
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 1950
Main cables:Wire
Main span:126f
Notes
1949 (footbridge)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (University of Minnesota)
Bridgemeister ID:2087
Principals:Joseph A. Wise, Mid-West Engineering Inc.
Use:Footbridge
Status:Dismantled
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
1953 Swinging
Thomson, Minnesota, USA (St. Louis River - Jay Cooke State Park)
Bridgemeister ID:2104
Coordinates:N 46.653717 W 92.370317
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, June 20, 2012 (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg
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)
Eagle Lake vicinity, Minnesota, USA (LeSueur River - Wildwood County Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1894
Coordinates:N 44.12445 W 93.864117
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:140f
(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
(footbridge)
Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, USA (Pelican River)
Bridgemeister ID:1459
Coordinates:N 46.569583 W 96.082
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2
(footbridge)
Tettegouche State Park, Minnesota, USA (Baptism River)
Bridgemeister ID:2135
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Monocable.
Photo by Beth Holbrook
(suspension bridge)
Glenwood, Minnesota, USA (Pezhekee Golf Course)
Bridgemeister ID:2410
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
Dinkytown ("M" Bridge)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (University of Minnesota)
Bridgemeister ID:2086
Coordinates:N 44.98 W 93.238267
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2014)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Connects University of Minnesota campus to Dinkytown neighborhood.
  • Closed March 2008 for fear some heavily rusted plates could fail. Restored and reopened by early 2009, possibly sooner.
  • Moved from 1949 (footbridge) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The bridge was moved to its current location from the Bierman Field area of the same campus.
Photo by David Denenberg
Swinging
Little Falls vicinity, Minnesota, USA (Pike Creek - Lindbergh State Park)
Bridgemeister ID:607
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Notes
  • I stopped by this park in 2006 and asked at the park station if the bridge was still in existence. They said there were some short modern steel footbridges, but no suspension bridges remaining. The person I spoke with knew such a bridge had existed at one point, in the park, but suspected it had been removed years ago. I hope he was right because I decided not to pay the permit fee and verify for myself.

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