How to use a footbridge to build a foot bridge in Minneapolis
A new pedestrian bridge connecting Lake View Terrace to the Minneapolis waterfront will open next month.
The project is a $1.5 million project that will connect the lakefront park and the new bridge at the corner of E. 8th Street and Cermak Avenue.
The pedestrian bridge will be completed in late summer or early fall 2019.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it will be able to open the bridge in about a month and a half.
“We’re in the process of making sure we’re making it as safe as possible for the pedestrians and the people walking on the lake,” said Chris Lohr, Minnesota DOT’s project manager for bridge projects.
“The bridge will also be a great resource for our community, both for the visitors who will walk or take a boat or bus along the waterfront and for the businesses who will be here for a summer.”
The bridge is part of a $4.4 billion, $2.4 million construction project that is expected to open next spring.
Loht says the pedestrian bridge is the first of its kind in the city.
The $1 million bridge, called E.8th Street Bridge, will connect Lake View to the newly constructed bridge at Cermack Avenue.
It’s a five-lane, three-mile long pedestrian bridge that will have an open-air pedestrian plaza.
The first phase will be open in late spring or early summer 2019.
It will be connected to a new bridge, the E. 9th Street, that will be built next spring along the lake.
The new bridge will span a stretch of the lake’s north shore, connecting Lakeview Terrace with the new E. 7th Street bridge.
It is scheduled to open in 2020.
Lohr says the bridge will create a unique and meaningful experience for pedestrians and cyclists along Lake View.
“It’s really the perfect bridge because it’s completely open and open to all traffic, all pedestrians and all cyclists,” he said.
It could be difficult to cross the bridge, but we’re going to make it as easy as possible.””
We have some very challenging terrain on the west side, and the ramp will be really difficult to navigate.
It could be difficult to cross the bridge, but we’re going to make it as easy as possible.”
The project has received $2 million from the city, and Lohl says it has a high likelihood of receiving additional funding.
He says the Minneapolis City Council will be deciding its next steps when the project is finished.
“The project is in its early stages.
We’re still in the pre-construction phase,” he explained.
It’s been a great experience for me personally, and it’s been an incredible experience for our city as well.”