Van White Boulevard Bridges / Minneapolis, Minnesota


  • 2014 American Council of Engineering Companies Honor Award
  • 2014 ACEC/MN Grand Award 2014 ACEC Honor Award

Services Provided by FINLEY

  • Integrated Composite Working Drawings
  • Post-Tensioning Calculations
  • On-site Technical Assistance


Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc.


City of Minneapolis

Start Date

April 2012

Completion date

August 2013


$11.9 million

The construction of the I-94 and 394 freeways isolated north Minneapolis upon freeway completion in the 1960s. The Van White Memorial Bridge Project was created as part of the Basset Creek Valley Master Plan in order to provide access to isolated areas of the city.

The new bridges cross over BNSF Railroad and Bassett Creek and includes roadway construction from I-394 and Dunwoody Blvd. to Fremont Ave. & 2nd Ave. N. This new bridge provides direct interstate highway access from the Heritage Park redevelopment and surrounding areas.

FINLEY provided bridge integrated shop drawings, post-tensioning calculations, and on-site technical support services for the new cast-in-place, post-tensioned concrete box girder bridge, spanning the BNSF railroad tracks.