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

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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a thing of beauty is a joy to behold

Previously a railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi river in downtown Minneapolis, this stunning example of architecture, with its amazing arches has now been converted into a... read more

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Previously a railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi river in downtown Minneapolis, this stunning example of architecture, with its amazing arches has now been converted into a combined cycle and pedestrian roadway leading to a small park in what is actually St Paul. There is a sharp contrast between the old historical buildings, the ruins of former flour mills to the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This bridge is one of the hallmarks of downtown Minneapolis. It is a foot/bicycle/carriage bridge (no autos) that crosses the Mississippi River. You will get stunning views on both sides of the river and a great view of St. Anthony Falls. You'll also have a view of historic Gold Medal Flour as well. The bridge is frequented by pedestrian traffic... More 

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Gladstone, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just happened to see this as when looking at sites in MSP online. What a pleasant surprise it was. A peaceful walk along the Mississippi in the old flour Mill district. It was quite a popular area for tourists and locals alike. Many people biking and walking. It was a gorgeous day in the 60's, with beautiful colors in the... More 

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A light jacket was perfect for an October afternoon walk across the River in Minneapolis. This former railroad bridge was converted into a 2+2, 4 lane pedestrian and bike path bridge. There are interpretive signs with historical photos to explain the history of the town, the falls, and the construction of the bridge itself. The views of the downtown skyline,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This once railway bridge crossing the Mississippi River in Downtown Minneapolis is a rare architectural sight visitors won't want to miss. Made into a walking and biking bridge a number of years ago, it no longer carries trains across the Mississippi River but allows anyone to leisurely stroll across the river to watch the mighty waters flow rapidly over rapids.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked along the bridge with my family. The bridge crosses over the Mississippi River between a damn lock. The river is very scary looking because of the flow and different visible currents. My family said many people die playing around the river during the year. You can see the Pillsbury Mill at one end and the Mill City Museum at... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Right in the middle of a lot to see in the city is this wonderful bridge that is wonderful in itself to experience. Casually walk across and experience all that is happening around you.

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

One of the best and nicest bridges I have walked across in Minneapolis. Perfect on a sunny day or for an evening walk.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Nice spot for a relaxing walk with my daughter. This is one of her favorite places - so glad she shared it with me!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

The stone arch bridge is a must see. It doesn't cost anything and offers one of the best views of the city. My recommendation would be to park near the mill city museum then go to the mill city farmers market (date, season, and hours pending). Then take a stroll across the bridge. Take some pictures and imagine boats going... More 

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