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Address: West River Road and Portland Ave, Minnesota Historical Society, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone Number: 612-627-5433
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Description: 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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Lots of history and meditation

One of Minneapolis must see places, it tells the story of how the city of Minneapolis founded, both banks of misissippi on thr bridge ends are full with historical mills which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

One of Minneapolis must see places, it tells the story of how the city of Minneapolis founded, both banks of misissippi on thr bridge ends are full with historical mills which once were milling flour to the whole world. The bridge is walk and bike only, very romantic scene, few yards from saint anthony falls, abd has one of the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It was a great idea to convert the Stone Arch bridge from train use to pedestrian an bicycle use. Walk across the bridge over the Mississippi River and you can read about the history of the bridge as you go across. You will also have some great views of Minneapolis.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

By the time I reached, night was creeping in on a cold, wintry January evening. But the bridge had to be walked and Minneapolis' artistic skyline admired from somewhere over the Mississippi River. You could pick just about any spot on the bridge and wherever you look, there's something interesting. On the far side is the University of WI with... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I am a lover of bridges, and will take any chance I can to see unique & beautiful bridges! This one lived up to hype! The arches marching across the Mississippi River are stunning! I didn't have time to walk across and get the view with full downtown skyline view (next time!), but it was still worth the stop! Parking... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A great walk across the Mississippi River at any time of year. Very beautiful views in the warmer months as well in the winter too. It's fun to see the boats going through the locks as they make their way down the river. Plenty of parking on both sides of the bridge. The bridge is also a great spot to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Easy to navigate with large area so not crowded in feeling. Great for individuals pairs friends or families! It's so much fun! A repeat activity! beautiful views of the river, dam, downtown. Parking can be found on both sides.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just a great old stone bridge. A nice place to walk and observe the Mississippi River and view the shores on both sides.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is my favorite place in Minneapolis. This is where the city began. Love the history and ruins. Great hike takes 25 minutes over the stone arch bridge, past St Anthony Main, over the 3rd Ave bridge and along the river back to stone arch.

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

If you are looking for something to do in MN go to the Stone Arch Bridge. It is beautiful architecture in a beautiful city location with so many restaurants, museums and theaters around it. This one is a must do.

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The views of Minneapolis here are stunning and have no comparison anywhere else in the city! Especially in the summer, plenty of people are enjoying the stroll from one side of the river to another. Bring your camera- you will want to capture this!

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