The Bridge Division of the Public Works Department maintains the structural integrity and safety of all bridges, walls, public stairways, guardrails, and miscellaneous structures in the city street and county road right-of-way. Bridges are inspected regularly to assure continued safety of the structures and to schedule structures for maintenance, repair, and/or replacement. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is responsible for inspecting and maintaining all freeway and state highway bridges. 

Wabasha Street bridge in the evening with downtown Saint Paul in the background

Ownership of Bridges in Saint Paul

  • City-owned: 107 bridges
  • State-owned: 127 bridges (including interstate bridges)
  • County-owned: 38 bridges
  • Railroad-owned: 20 bridges
  • Privately-owned: 19 bridges (17 pedestrian, 1 utility)

Last Edited: December 1, 2021