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Stone Arch Bridge

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Address: West River Road and Portland Ave, Minnesota Historical Society, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone Number: +1 612-627-5433

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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very nice walk to explore the area

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
kara w
Harrisonville, Missouri
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Harrisonville, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank kara w
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Larry C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Jean B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This once railway bridge crossing the Mississippi River in Downtown Minneapolis is a rare architectural sight visitors won't want to miss. Made into a walking and biking bridge a number of years ago, it no longer carries trains across the Mississippi River but allows anyone to leisurely stroll across the river to watch the mighty waters flow rapidly over rapids.... More 

Thank Woody J
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Walked along the bridge with my family. The bridge crosses over the Mississippi River between a damn lock. The river is very scary looking because of the flow and different visible currents. My family said many people die playing around the river during the year. You can see the Pillsbury Mill at one end and the Mill City Museum at... More 

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