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Stone Arch Bridge

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Address: West River Road and Portland Ave, Minnesota Historical Society, Minneapolis, MN 55414
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Considered the only bridge of its kind, this soaring structure is made of...

Considered the only bridge of its kind, this soaring structure is made of native granite and limestone measuring 2,100 feet in length across the mighty Mississippi.

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Great winter or summer--bike or walk it

The 19th Century Stone Arch bridge use to be a major rail crossing of the Mississippi. It is on the Civil Engineering Historic registry--people thought a curved stone arch bridge... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
sheldon m
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The 19th Century Stone Arch bridge use to be a major rail crossing of the Mississippi. It is on the Civil Engineering Historic registry--people thought a curved stone arch bridge would fall down. Now it is limited to biking and walking. Take your time crossing it--great views. You have a great view of St. Anthony Falls--may get some mist from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to go running or to simply walk and get a good view of the city. The mill city museum isn't far from there two top places to go.

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Harrisonville, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

this is a great area to take a walk or bike ride to explore the area. the history all around this area is great, lots to see, learn, eat and enjoy its def worth the trip

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We drove into the city one of these nice fall evenings just to walk the stone bridge see the city at night. It was very cool ! Seemed very safe. Parked on the north side, then walked the bridge and some of the downtown and back. Took about 1 1/2 hours.nWe will do it often.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Its just a bridge, not much more than that. I would not consider it a marvel or anything, just a stone bridge

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Walk across the Mississippi River. You will see the iconic flour buildings: Pillsbury and Gold Medal. Also the Mill City Museum and the gorgeous Guthrie Theater. This is a walking/bike riding bridge only. No cars! We loved it.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Previously a railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi river in downtown Minneapolis, this stunning example of architecture, with its amazing arches has now been converted into a combined cycle and pedestrian roadway leading to a small park in what is actually St Paul. There is a sharp contrast between the old historical buildings, the ruins of former flour mills to the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This bridge is one of the hallmarks of downtown Minneapolis. It is a foot/bicycle/carriage bridge (no autos) that crosses the Mississippi River. You will get stunning views on both sides of the river and a great view of St. Anthony Falls. You'll also have a view of historic Gold Medal Flour as well. The bridge is frequented by pedestrian traffic... More 

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Gladstone, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Just happened to see this as when looking at sites in MSP online. What a pleasant surprise it was. A peaceful walk along the Mississippi in the old flour Mill district. It was quite a popular area for tourists and locals alike. Many people biking and walking. It was a gorgeous day in the 60's, with beautiful colors in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A light jacket was perfect for an October afternoon walk across the River in Minneapolis. This former railroad bridge was converted into a 2+2, 4 lane pedestrian and bike path bridge. There are interpretive signs with historical photos to explain the history of the town, the falls, and the construction of the bridge itself. The views of the downtown skyline,... More 

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