The Franklin Avenue Bridge


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Title: The Franklin Avenue Bridge

Author(s): Arne P. Johnson, John S. Lawler, Dan Enser, Travis Konda, and Paul Backer

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 39

Issue: 6

Appears on pages(s): 33-42

Keywords: concrete, repair, deterioration, corrosion

Date: 6/1/2017

The Franklin Avenue Bridge is an arch bridge crossing the Mississippi River near Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. Constructed between 1919 and 1923, the bridge has been damaged by chloride-related corrosion of the reinforcement and long-term exposure to moisture and freezing-and-thawing cycles. This article, the first of a two-part series on the restoration of the bridge, focuses on the rehabilitation aspects.