COMO PARK HISTORIC PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE
Architect: Hennepin County
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build
This award winning project, restored the historic Como Pedestrian Bridge to it’s original state, while also creating a bicycle and pedestrian trail connection. The bridge, originally built in 1905, provides safe pedestrian access into Como Park over the busy streetcar tracks. Construction plans were prepared in collaboration with historic preservations specialists and the MnDOT office of Cultural Resources to restore the bridge in accordance with historic preservation standards. LS Black worked closely with concrete suppliers to create a unique mix specifically designed to match the 100 year old existing concrete, while meeting all requirements of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for historic restoration. Work on the bridge included concrete removals and replacement, as well as installation of new precast concrete railings. Site work included trail excavation, installation of all new base materials, and installation of new bituminous trail surfaces, paths, elevated plaza, stairs, trellises and railings.