The replacement is described of the historic Smith Avenue High Bridge in St. Paul, Minnesota. The replacement was a steel bridge with 3 balanced cantilever arch spans, including a remarkable 520 ft tied arch main span designed as a double balanced cantilever over each river pier. Aesthetic concerns were a major concern. The complex geometry of the bridge is described, as well as its unique erection sequence that kept the river open to navigation throughout the construction process.

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    American Institute of Steel Construction

    Wrigley Building, 400 North Michigan Avenue, 8th Floor
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Flemming, D J
    • Lenz, C E
  • Publication Date: 1990-1

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  • Pagination: p. 39-41
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00492257
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM