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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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We enjoy free stuff and beautiful views. After we caught on to this place, we try to stop if we have time to kill in Minneapolis. Always beautiful and interesting to see how our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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San Antonio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was nice to see the bridge and river, but that is it. I went in August so everything was green. Would like to see in the snow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoy free stuff and beautiful views. After we caught on to this place, we try to stop if we have time to kill in Minneapolis. Always beautiful and interesting to see how our pioneers engineered these structures/systems.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely setting with lots of history. Walking the bridge is a great way to absorb the energy of the city!

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Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure but I think this would be the only walking bridge over the Mississippi River. Very pretty bridge and very nice walk over the bridge connecting two parks. Perfect view of St Anthony's falls and the city.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first trip to Minneapolis as a destination. After crossing the river a couple times by car, I had to walk the beautiful Stone Arch Bridge. I started my walk from the Nicollet Mall, crossed the bridge and walked along the other side past the old mill district. The entire walk was about 4 miles round-trip. The history,... More 

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Madison, WI USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a very nice walk across the bridge and gave us a great view of the city. We got great photos of the bridge as it got dark and the city lights came on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The stone arch bridge connects two great park areas, is a pleasant place to cross the river as a pedestrian or on a bicycle, and gives a great view of the city and river, including the now shutdown St. Anthony locks.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful walk with great views of the city and Mississippi River! This is clearly a popular place, as so many locals were walking, running, and biking across the bridge on a busy Saturday morning. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked several miles from the hotel to get here, but it was well worth it. Beautiful views and trails to explore. Could easily spend most of the day exploring this area.

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Elkton, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The stone arch bridge is quite an impressive structure. Situated near the Mill City Ruin, which is right next to the Guthrie Theater, makes it part of a complete package rather than just looking at a bridge. It provides an excellent backdrop for walking to the canals under the old mill. There is also a visitor center for the lock... More 

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