Stone Arch Bridge

August 22, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Completed in 1883 as a railway bridge for the Great Northern Railway, Stone Arch Bridge crosses the Mississippi River at St. Anthony Falls and connects the Mill City area of downtown Minneapolis on the west bank of the river to the east bank and easy access to the University of Minnesota. It's a very pleasant walk on a nice day. This view is looking east. I can't remember for sure but my vantage point for this image may have been the viewing platform on the cantilevered bridge of the Guthrie Theater. 

The Stone Arch Bridge by the numbers: 

  • Number of arches: 21 
  • Number of other stone arched bridges over the Mississippi River: 0 
  • Number of bridges over the Mississippi that are older than the Stone Arch Bridge: 1 (The Eads Bridge in St. Louis. Opened 1874)
  • Number of times I personally have walked across the Stone Arch Bridge: 4,...maybe 5. Stone Arch BridgeStone Arch BridgeMinneapolis, Minnesota. Completed in 1883.

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