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First Avenue Skyway
Pedestrian Skyway Crossing At Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

First Avenue Skyway

• Bridge: First Avenue Skyway
• City: Minneapolis
• State: Minnesota
• Country: USA
• Carries: Pedestrian Skyway
• Crosses: First Avenue
• Date Opened: October 2002
• Total Length: 155 Feet (Estimated)
• Longest Span: 77 Feet (Estimated)
• Tower Height: 96 Feet (Estimated)
• Deck Width: 18 Feet (Estimated)
• Number Of Spans: 1
• Height Above Highway: 20 Feet (Estimated)
Here is a cable stayed skyway in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, connecting the new Block E entertainment complex to the Target Center arena. The downtown area is extensively connected by skyways, but this is the only one using the cable stay design.

The cables appear to be loose in this photo. As a result, it appears that the cable stay mechanism is decorative rather than being structural.


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