A landmark in Minnesota is easy to find, we have several. One I like a lot is the “Stone Arch Bridge” in Minneapolis, a historic bridge. Here we are looking under one of the arches towards the Mills ruins, another landmark. And yes we have snow in Minnesota like a lot of other places, winter started early this year.
The Stone Arch Bridge is the only bridge of its kind over the Mississippi River. It is made of native granite and limestone, and measures 2100-feet long by 28-feet wide. The bridge consists of 23 arches, and spans the river below St. Anthony Falls in Minneapolis, MN.
Stone Arch Bridge History:
Built by railroad baron James J. Hill in 1883, the bridge allowed for increased movement of people and goods across the river. It served as a working railroad bridge until 1965 but is still seen as a symbol of the railroad age.
Rehabilitation of this National Historic Engineering Landmark began in 1980. Traffic on the bridge is now characterized by a much slower pace. Mostly used by walkers and bicyclists, the bridge is one of the best ways to enjoy the view of St. Anthony Falls.