The glow of lighted Stone Arch Bridge on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis
Situated on the east bank of the Mississippi in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Pillsbury Flour Mill took advantage of the power produced by St. Anthony Falls to produce 17,500 barrels of flour per day. Pillsbury A Mill was added to the list of National Historic Landmarks in 1966. Of the four large flour mills in the city during the peak of Minneapolis’s reign as the milling capital of the country, the Pillsbury A Mill is the only one remaining.
The Stone Arch Bridge, historical and modern buildings, water from the Mississippi River, and reflections therein form a visual convergence point in Minneapolis
The Stone Arch Bridge is a former railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Saint Anthony Falls in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the only arched bridge made of stone on the entire length of the Mississippi River.
The Pillsbury A-Mill, seen here behind the Stone Arch Bridge, held the title of largest flour mill in the world for 40 years. Completed in 1881, it was owned by Pillsbury and operated two of the most powerful direct-drive waterwheels ever built, each generating 1,200 horsepower (895 kW). The mill still stands today on the east side of the Mississippi River and has been converted into resident artist lofts.
Multiple bridges over the Mississippi River connect various areas of Minneapolis
The Mississippi River runs through Minneapolis creating a need for multiple bridges. The image below is of the Third Avenue Bridge over Saint Anthony Falls.