Stone Arch Bridge was built between 1881 and 1883 to carry the Minneapolis Union Railroad over the Mississippi River just below St. Anthony Falls in Minneapolis. Originally the bridge had 23 limestone arches with spans ranging from 40 to 98 feet.
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Stone Arch Bridge 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 Mississippi River.
Minneapolis City Lights
A farewell to Minneapolis with its lights reflecting on the Mississippi River at night
Surreal River Scene
A surreal night scene at Mississippi River in Minneapolis …
Glow of the Arches
The glow of lighted Stone Arch Bridge on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis
Pillsbury Flour Mill at Night
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
Stone Arch Bridge over Mississippi
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.
Bridges to the City
Multiple bridges over the Mississippi River connect various areas of Minneapolis
A River Runs Through the City
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.