Summit Avenue Bridge

Summit Ave Bridge


Summit Avenue Bridge spans over Ayd Mill Road and Canadian Pacific Railroad.  The bridge and approach roadways will be reconstructed around the year 2019.  Project design will occur in 2017 and 2018.

The first bridge at this location was built in 1897 to span over the Short Line Railroad.  Most of the existing bridge structure was constructed with the development of Ayd Mill Road in 1962.  

Proposed Design and Anticipated Construction Schedule

Proposed Summit Avenue Bridge Design - 77 feet wide bridge structure, carrying 2 vehicle lanes, 2 bike lanes, and 2 sidewalks

Fall 2019

  • TC Marathon (October 6, 2019)
  • Install detours, protections
  • Demo existing bridge

Winter-Spring 2020

  • Construct new abutments, pier, and walls
  • Set beams, form and pour deck
  • Backfill abutments and stabilize slopes

Summer 2020

  • Complete bridge items: sidewalk, railing, lighting
  • Reconstruct roads, utilities, storm water system
  • Re-open Summit Avenue by end of September

Detour Maps:

Past Community Meetings

The first community meeting for the Summit Avenue Bridge Project was held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Saint Paul Police Department, Western District.  

Meeting 1 Presentation Slides

Meeting 1 Survey Form

The second community meeting was held on Monday, August 28, 2017 at the bridge location.  This open house format event was paired with the "Pop Up Meeting" process, a cooperative program between the City and Public Art Saint Paul that seeks to engage community involvement in urban planning.

Meeting 2 Poster Boards

A community open house was held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Saint Paul Police Department, Western District.  

Open House Presentation Slides

Open House Meeting Notice