Hiawatha Bridge

In a year of collapsing bridges, we have to take our hats off to a new bridge that got it right. This pedestrian and bicycle bridge spans Hiawatha Avenue and is as beautiful to look at as it is to cross. Thanks to its innovative suspension beam, the bridge looks like a sailing ship at full mast and doubles as a piece of public art. Although the $5.1 million price tag was a bit steep, it's money well spent for the No. 2 bicycling city in the nation. Hopefully next year we'll be giving this award to the new 35W bridge.


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