The Stone Arch Bridge is a former railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Saint Anthony Falls in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was originally a railroad bridge but is now a pedestrian/bicycle path. A walk across provides great views of the city, particularly at night.
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.
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.
Walking along the lighted Stone Arch Bridge with the skyline of Minneapolis at night
The Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis looks picturesque during the day but lighting on it at night makes it spectacular
A view of the Third Avenue Bridge and the night sky from the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis
The Pillsbury Flour Mill neon sign and the lighted Stone Arch Bridge create colorful reflections on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis
Walking on the Stone Arch Bridge at night provides a lighted view of the Minneapolis skyline
The glow of lighted Stone Arch Bridge on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis
The lighted arches of the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis with the historic Pillsbury Flour Mill A create a spectacular sight at night
The lighted arches of the Stone Arch Bridge frame at night the historic Pillsbury A Mill in Minneapolis.
The Pillsbury A Mill, constructed in 1881, was once the largest and most advanced flour mill in the world.
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, Minneapolis, Minnesota ceased to be used as a railroad bridge in 1978, and after a period of disuse, was repaired and adapted in the early 1990s to its present use. The bike and walking trails across the bridge are integrated into the city’s park and trail system, and form part of the St Anthony Falls Heritage Trail, which includes interpretive plaques describing the history of the area.
The Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, Minnesota, was built between 1882 and 1883. Originally intended to be built as an iron bridge spanning the Mississippi at Nicollet Island, it was discovered that pursuing that design would be detrimental to St Anthony Falls’ eroding sandstone. The design of the bridge was pioneering and the signature arches were designed to account for the falls and the surrounding topography.
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.