Skyway Bridge 49

Projects > Skyways > Bridges

MNDOT #?

Year: 2001?

Connected Buildings
Central Station Vertical (North)
Saint Paul Athletic Club (North)
Capitol City Ramp/MN Building (South)

Adjacent Bridges
Bridge 24 (North)
Bridge 29 (West)
Bridge 44 (South)

Full Skyway Map
Bridge attached to the eastern exterior wall of the Athletic Club

Bridge 49 Easement Agreement

Skyway 49 Agreement (PDF)

Athletic Club Diagram that seems to show plans for the addition in the early 1980s
Drawing of Athletic Club block
Plat map with notes
Plat map with notes
Diagram of Bridge 49 (from Bridge 44 Agreement)

Questions

When was the Pioneer Press Dispatch building demolished? All the dates on the agreement are in the early 1980s, but I don’t believe the existing bridge was built until more recently, the Bridge 44 documents include so many diagrams of this bridge I’m guessing 49 was built at the same time (2001).


Bridges

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

Buildings

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

Access
FUTURE SECTION

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.

Wayfinding
FUTURE SECTION

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:

Bridges:

  • 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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