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

Abstract:
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.