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McGinty Road Bridge (West)
Minnehaha Creek Street Crossing
Minnetonka, MN

McGinty Road Bridge (West)

• Structure ID: NBI 91051.
• Location: River Mile 19.8.
• River Elevation: 921 Feet.
• Structure Type: Highway Bridge.
• Construction: Concrete Culvert.
• Length: 23 Feet, 11 Foot Longest Span.
• Width: 64 Feet (Estimated), 4 Lanes.
• Height Above Water: ??? Feet.
• Date Built: 1965.
The McGinty Road Bridge is the westernmost of four bridges that cross the Minnehaha Creek as part of the Interstate highway I-494 interchange with Hennepin County highway 5, also known as Minnetonka Boulevard. The bridge is essentially a two tube concrete culvert that was poured on-site when the freeway was built in 1965.

Minnehaha Creek used to follow a channel about 400 feet north of this location. The creek channel was diverted to the south and the wetlands area to the north was filled in when the Interstate was constructed. McGinty Road once continued to the east about one-half mile north of this location, but it was closed off by the highway project. It now runs south along the west side of I-494. This results in an odd interchange where the ramps to and from southbound I-494 branch off of the Interstate and connect with McGinty road just north of this bridge rather than connecting to Minnetonka Boulevard.

The photo above is looking north across the McGinty Road Bridge over the Minnehaha Creek from the west side of the highway on the south side of the creek. The bridge is located under the section of chain link fence on the left side of the photo.


McGinty Road Bridge (West)
The photo above is the upstream west side of the bridge, while the photo below is the downstream east side of the bridge. The photo above is lit with the late afternoon sun in early November, making for some interesting shadows. The photo below was taken with very low light as the sun was setting. The street signs on the bridge are an aid for canoeists.

McGinty Road Bridge (West)

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