Skyway Bridge 42

Projects > Skyways > Bridges

MNDOT #62600

Year: 2001

Connected Buildings
Landmark Towers (North)
4th Street Vertical (South)
RiverCentre (via Tunnel 41)
George Latimer Central Library (via Tunnel 41)

Adjacent Bridges
Bridge 27 (Northeast)
Tunnel 41 (West)

Full Skyway Map
Crosses 4th St. between Market St. & St. Peter St.

Bridge 42 Easement Agreement

Skyway 42 Agreem’t, 1 of 2 (PDF)*
Skyway 42 Agreem’t, 2 of 2 (PDF)

RiverCentre, Central Library, Landmark Towers Tunnel
Detail of Entry to St. Paul Hotel?
Skyway Tunnel 41
Example Advertising
Drawing of Bridge 43


*Bridge 42’s “Skyway 42 Agreem’t, 1 of 2.pdf” appears to be Tunnel 41‘s “Skyway 41 Agreem’t, 1 of 2.pdf” and “Skyway 41 Agreem’t, 2 of 2.pdf” copied as one document.

“Skyway 42 Agreem’t, 2 of 2.pdf” includes advertising guidelines.

DSI also included two files labeled “Skyway 42 Agreem’t.pdf”, but they appeared to be duplicates of “Skyway 42 Agreem’t, 1 of 2.pdf” & “Skyway 42 Agreem’t, 2 of 2.pdf”

There was also a file labeled “Skyway 42 Agreem’t 2014-12-2fwdRiverCentreConnectionBobSmith.pdf” that was just another copy of “Skyway 42 Agreem’t, 1 of 2.pdf”.

Without digging too far into them, it would seem that Bridge 42 and Tunnel 41 were brokered in the same deal.


A comprehensive guide to the climate controlled city owned bridges that make the skyway the skyway. 


Essentially the same information presented in the bridges section, only sorted by building.


Why is this door locked? Where ARE the doors? How do I get in? How do I get OUT? Skyway access is one of the more perplexing aspects of the DtStP Skyway.


Getting from A to B can be quite an undertaking. There are maps and signs in every building but how helpful are they and what does improving them mean?

Immediate Action Items:


  • Determine what content is most valuable
  • Go through agreements and add any additional buildings included
  • Get consistent photos for all skyway bridges
  • Compile information in a spreadsheet/database

Long-Term Action Items:

  • Redraw easements to modern technology standards (or submit a request that DSI do it?)
  • Obtain hi-res skway level building maps and integrate with bridges and access maps, creating a SUPERmap.
  • Add a comprehensive buildings section to the mix, including all spaces vacant and occupied.
  • Integrate database with comprehensive DtStP database.

Potential Related Projects?

DtStP Database

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