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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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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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4 th of july

out standing place too watch the 4 th of july from you can see up and down the river with out some one in your way too see a nice show .

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Isanti
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

out standing place too watch the 4 th of july from you can see up and down the river with out some one in your way too see a nice show .

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Thank harball1956
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This bridge was built by one of the wealthiest men of his time, James J, Hill for his train empire. The bridge over the mighty Mississippi connected the Pillsbury and General Mills grain empires making Minneapolis the flour capital of the world. Now you can walk the bridge and enjoy the numerous hospitality outlets on both sides of the river.... More 

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Thank Jhd4812
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice walking or bike riding area along river,with direct access to trails along river. Parking on Minneapolis end of bridge is easy and inexpensive. lots of photo opportunities.

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Thank 2dogMN
New Brighton, Minnesota
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful to see and even better to photograph either to catch just the rustic bridge and river or the skyline of Minneapolis from a great vantage point.

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Thank KeepingMyBalance1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bridge is beautiful and you can take the steps down to the river's shore and walk around. Highly recommended

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Thank zmtraveler4
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love walking this bridge. Spectacular views of Minneapolis, the Mississippi River, and shoreline. We especially love it during the summer when we attend the Stone Arch festival. A must if you visit our lovely city!

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Thank LylaMN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is nothing spectacular about the stone arch bridge but it is a fun architectural piece of history to bring some friends or family to go for a walk and see the sights the area has to offer. Everyone should see it at least once.

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Thank dolsbrandon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Beautiful setting across the Mississippi that links downtown Mpls to the east side of Mpls with its old world architecture, restaurants and wonderful walking trails along the river. You can walk, jog or bike across this historic bridge! Great photo ops as well!

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Thank Mary A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Take a leisurely stroll across the birthplace of Minneapolis - explore Mill Ruins Park, view the bridge from the Guthrie Theater, visit restaurants across the bridge.

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Crystal, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The bridge is a great place to view the river and Minneapolis either walking or bike riding. Metered street parking is more abundant and closer on the east side. Bring your camera.

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