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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: 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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Great bridge as part of a 5k run ritual or even a powerwalk in town

This is a beautiful bridge crossing the Mississippi that has a wonderful wonderful along with the backdrop of the city skyline. Great place for a run, walk, stroll or place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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phoenix
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259 reviews 259 reviews
137 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful bridge crossing the Mississippi that has a wonderful wonderful along with the backdrop of the city skyline. Great place for a run, walk, stroll or place to think.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The history bridge is now a pedestrian walkway, bicycles are also allowed, which many enjoy and they have Segway tours you can take if you want to splurge. There is a great view of the Mississippi from the bridge. What I really like though is viewing the bridge with the falls and river and city backdrop from a spot near... More 

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Manila
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Really just a nice place to cross over the Mississippi, even late at night in the dead of winter. It could have been the perfect, romantic bridge to walk over with someone you love. The cold would have given you an excuse to walk closer to each other.

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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

What a great historical, educational, photographic, and beautiful landmark. Water fall, stone bridge, sunset, Mississippi River with lock, museums, theater - DON'T MISS THIS . Also, adds many steps to the pedometer !!!!!

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Hanover, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Such a beautiful scenery. Very peaceful wonderful picture opps. This bridge is definitely worth the trip. Great for just strolling, bike riding or running.

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

What a great bridge in the middle of Minneapolis. It really adds to the landscape of the whole area having this beautiful old bridge in the middle of it all. When you're out on the bridge you get a great view of the city. And when you're on the other side (especially up in the Mill City museum or the... More 

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Folsom, Pennsylvania
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

this was a nice little spot to stop at, there were some cool photos to take. A good amount of people were walking the bridge or riding bikes. The parking was a little tight, i got a spot but the lot i stopped in right at the bridge only fit about 8 cars.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Stone Arch Bridge is an amazing place to go for a hike. There are many great views of the Downtown Minneapolis skyline and Saint Anthony Falls. I usually park at the Mill Ruins Park parking lot and pay to hike. There are a few places in the area to park for free though. The informational stands were great with... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed my walk to and across the Stone Arch Bridge. It is an amazing piece of architecture. Before walking across, go into the Guthrie Theater (big blue building up on the bank). The view from the 4th floor observation deck is breathtaking. You can also go up to the 9th floor for a spectacular view, but the yellow windows... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Had a date night and took a stroll. The bridge and falls are absolutely stunning. Also a wide variety of bars and restaurants can be found. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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