Thursday, January 23, 2014

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 23

January 23, 1855 – “The Hennepin Avenue Bridge, a suspension bridge that was the first bridge built over the full width of the Mississippi River, was built in 1854 and dedicated on [on this date]. The bridge had a span of 620 feet (189 m), a roadway of 17 feet (5 m), and was built at a cost of $36,000. The toll was five cents for pedestrians and twenty-five cents for horsedrawn wagons.”

The Hennepin Avenue Bridge

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