One of only two remaining historic double-deck swing bridges in Minnesota that carried railroad over roadway faced demolition due to deterioration and neglect. But the City wanted to preserve the bridge as a regional trail feature overlooking the Mississippi River.
Following a demolition moratorium signed by Minnesota’s governor, the SEH project team designed a 670-foot recreational bridge that incorporated many of the steel components of the original bridge, built in 1894.
Rock Island Swing Bridge
Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
City of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota