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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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A true gem of the city

According to what I've read, this used to be an old railroad bridge. Turning it into a pedestrian bridge, with awesome parks/attractions on both ends (Mill Ruins, Gold Medal Park... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
anthonysheu7
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

According to what I've read, this used to be an old railroad bridge. Turning it into a pedestrian bridge, with awesome parks/attractions on both ends (Mill Ruins, Gold Medal Park, Father Hennepin/St. Anthony Main), and a view like no other, was probably one of the best decisions this city made. This place is perfect for day or night at really... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Park the car and walk across the Stone arch Bridge. It is a former railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi River for pedestrians and cyclists. Beautiful views on both sides.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the Stone Arch Bridge. Love to watch the sun set from the bridge or even late night walks listening to the water flow. The skyline in the background always makes for a beautiful picture. Definitely my favorite place in the summer.

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Liberty, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for a run from my downtown hotel and was dying to get to and across the Stone bridge as I'd read about it. It was a great run, loved the views of the city and the mostly frozen river. I ran in the evening after dinner and there were still some people around. I'll do it again next... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love to include the Stone Arch Bridge in my long bike rides. Love the architecture, the river views. Saturday and Sunday summer mornings are the best! Lots of tourists, bikers, hikers, runners, families. The organic farmers market and Mil City Museum nearby is wonderful on Saturdays with entertainment and sitting spaces for eating. Also great outdoor restaurants on the adjoining... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 31 December 2016 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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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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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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