Stone Arch Bridge Dedication
Saturday, June 2, 2012: 11:30
Phalen Historic Arch bridge was originally designed and built in 1910 by renowned
Minnesota engineer C.A.P. Turner and is eligible for placement on the National
Register of Historic Places. Prior to restoration, pedestrian traffic continued
to use the deck of the bridge to access both sides of the Phalen Channel. However,
due to the crumbling underside of the arch bridge, the channel was closed to watercraft
traffic between Lake Phalen and Round Lake. Restoration of the bridge included
a meticulous process of disassembling only portions of the bridge so new work
could be placed prior to removing additional portions of the bridge. The renovated
bridge received a new concrete deck, railings that meet modern safety requirements,
a new limestone facade and also a set of precast arch liner panels for supplemental
structural integrity and safety for the canoeists.
dedication ceremony will be hosted by Ward 6 City Councilmember Dan Bostrom and
other local dignitaries and community members, and will feature a band performance
by students from Farnsworth School. Following the ceremony, guests will be encouraged
to attend the Waterfest event, which will be happening simultaneous to the ceremony
in Phalen Park. The Stone Arch Bridge is located just east of the Phalen Golf
of Lake Phalen is an organization of individuals working together to protect and
enhance Lake Phalen, Phalen Park and surrounding areas.
Friends of Lake Phalen work closely with the City of Saint Paul, the Ramsey Washington
Metro Watershed, elected officials, members, residents and other groups to increase
public awareness, develop a closer lake community, foster stewardship of the lake,
and obtain funding for a variety of projects in the pursuit of this objective.
more information or to join us in the preserving this treasure to our community,
please contact us at 651-774-4971 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.