Join MnDOT historian Katie Haun Schuring and our project team for a conversation spanning the history of the Third Ave. Bridge. Learn about early 20th century Minneapolis, the bridge design, interesting features and construction methods used during this time.
This free virtual presentation will be on Tue, Sept. 29 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. An interactive question-and-answer session will take place after the presentation. If you’re not able to attend, a second virtual presentation is planned for late fall. More information on this second opportunity will be available in the coming weeks.
Register for the virtual presentation.
MORE BRIDGE HISTORY ON-DEMANDCheck out more bridge history on the Third Ave. Bridge project page. Through facts and photographs, explore the unique design, construction and legacy of this historic bridge.
MORE ABOUT THIS PROJECTThe historic Third Ave. Bridge over the Mississippi River near St. Anthony Falls, which opened in 1918, is in need of significant repairs. The bridge carries Third and Central avenues, which are part of Hwy 65.
Construction began in May 2020 and is anticipated to be complete in August 2023. There will be a full closure of the bridge from January 2021 through November 2022. Motorists, transit riders, and people walking and bicycling will need to use alternative routes across the river during this time. Dates and details will be provided closer to the bridge closure.
For more information, visit the project website at: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy65andthirdavebridge. To contact the project team email email@example.com or call the project hotline at 612-547-7968.
ELECTIONS ARE OCTOBER 15th. APPLY TODAY.
THERE ARE A TOTAL OF 15 DIRECTORS TO BE ELECTED!
To view our current board, please visit https://www.niebna.org/board-of-directors.html
The greater diversity of people involved in our board, the more our neighborhood thrives and remains a wonderful place to live, work, learn, play and grow—for everyone: renters, homeowners, students, elders.
Board elections are held each fall at our Annual General Membership meeting.
Qualifications to serve as a Director are:
It is the policy of the Association that Directors represent as broad a spectrum of the Neighborhood as possible.
There is a multimodal improvement project planned for East Hennepin Avenue and 1st Avenue NE in 2023. This is an exciting opportunity to improve the safety and comfort of these streets.
The Hennepin County consultants behind this project are anticipating performing a temporary parking ban along the corridor on Tuesday, September 8th. The parking ban is to accommodate a LIDAR scan of the streets, where a laser will record the exact geometry of the existing street accurate plans for the upcoming multimodal project can be developed. While they can likely complete this work within a few hours, there will be day-long parking ban to err on the side of caution. Also, the LIDAR scan requires sunlight to work best, so the temporary parking ban could move to another day the week of September 8-11 in the event of inclement weather.
The overall project is not a full street reconstruction on these two avenues, but is instead a federally-funded multimodal improvement project intended to install new bike facilities, improve pedestrian facilities, and make improvements to intersections and traffic operations throughout the corridor. While smaller in scope than a reconstruction, this project still provides the opportunity to make meaningful, permanent changes to East Hennepin and 1st Ave NE to better support safety for all users.
We expect there will be an introductory community meeting sometime in October or November 2020 about the scope of the project, and what overall community engagement will look like over the next 12-18 month.
Within the next couple months there will be a project website. Additionally you will be seeing all relevant information posted to both the Nicollet Island-East Bank Neighborhood Association's and the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association's online platforms.