Luce Line Regional Trail Bridge

Plymouth, Minnesota

Having applied for and secured Federal Transportation Enhancement funding to design and construct a trail bridge to replace the at-grade crossing of the Luce Line Regional Trail and Hennepin County CSAH 61 (Xenium Lane), Three Rivers Park District (TRPD) selected SRF to complete  preliminary and final design contract documents and perform construction services.

On-Site with SRF: Luce Line Regional Trail Bridge Watch the video. On-Site with SRF: Luce Line Regional Trail Bridge

The Regional Trail is heavily used by bicyclists and pedestrians, particularly during lunch breaks and morning commutes, linking the western metro suburbs to the greater Minneapolis area. The previous condition made crossing the four-lane road a complicated and dangerous process. The addition of the Luce Line Regional Trail Bridge significantly enhances the safety of bicyclists, pedestrians, and drivers.

This project required close coordination with local agencies, public and private utilities, and local business. 3D computer modeling was used during the design process to ensure business signage would be visible after construction and to review the proposed bridge from a driver’s perspective. The bridge is ADA accessible and the design incorporates a modified bowstring steel arch truss that spans across the full width of the roadway and provides visibility for an adjacent railroad crossing signal.

Construction was completed in the Summer of 2014.