Test Your Knowledge: 55th Street Bridge

The 55th Street Bridge is the largest out-state project in Minnesota to be funded by a local agency (Olmsted County.) The $33 million project was funded entirely with local funds and was recently opened! See the ribbon cutting photos here: link.

Take the quiz below to test your knowledge on the 55th street bridge history, costs, and statistics!

Welcome to your 55th Street Bridge


How many years passed from the time the bids were open until the bridge was opened?

When did planning start on the bridge?

Did Essex Park lose space because of the bridge alignment?

The 55th street bridge is 485 feet long. How wide is the bridge?

How many square yards of concrete were used in the project?

How many miles of pedestrian trail facilities were completed as part of this project?

Each beam used on the bridge had an 82 inch depth, were 160 feet long, and weighed 94 ton. What distance would be covered if you lay the beams end-to-end?

How many ton of reinforcing steel are in the bridge?

Which of the following are true about the bridge?