Badly corroding Minneapolis Northtown bridge nears replacement

  • Article by: STEVE BRANDT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 1, 2013 - 10:32 PM

Minneapolis bridge has spanned the years from steam to diesel, but it’s off limits to heavier vehicles.

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exrepublicanApr. 1, 1311:31 PM

Slowly, development expands into the old industrial Northeast Side. Too bad they can't save the old bridge, but hopefully the new one will tie in well with the area.

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george13Apr. 2, 13 5:27 AM

I'm opposed to anything that costs money. Besides, I never go that way so why should I have to pay for it?

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nelsonerinApr. 2, 13 7:15 AM

Can we cancel the stadium and redirect the money to bridges and schools?

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joe_mnApr. 2, 13 7:19 AM

where is the money being stockpiled? is that pile of money like the social security stockpile? smoke and mirrors?

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elmi0001Apr. 2, 13 8:14 AM

Such a random YouTube video ... how about map?

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theMillApr. 2, 13 9:07 AM

I bike on that route pretty regularly and will be very, *very* glad to see that bridge replaced.

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eddie55431Apr. 2, 13 9:22 AM

Build a new bridge that satisfies the transportation requirement, lasts the longest, and costs the least while doing it. If someone wants anything more let them pay for it. No matter what we build today, in 100 years someone will think it's rustic too and want to preserve it, no matter what it looks like.

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mplsjoejoApr. 2, 13 9:27 AM

All of our bridges are failing and there is one reason why that no one is talking about. Salt, the new salts we are using on our roads are designed to penetrate, stick, and stay. They are eating our bridges apart. Just look at the damage to every bridge on the road ways. You can see it particularly in the concrete bridges which are losing large parts of there structure when this deep penetrating salts are making their way through the concrete mass and hitting the steel reinforcement causing it to rust, expand, and blow out parts of the concrete mass.

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drposterApr. 2, 13 9:35 AM

Redirect wasted money on light rail / high speed to Duluth on existing infrastructure.

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johnmcfaddenApr. 2, 13 9:57 AM

if they decide to save and restore itm i suggest Not removing all the concrete roadway down to its skeleton and the parking several vehicles of static weight that totals several hundred tons and then jackhammering on the rest of the concrete from the surface

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