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Address: West River Road and Portland Ave, Minnesota Historical Society, Minneapolis, MN 55414
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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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Beautiful view.

Been coming to Minneapolis for 50 years and finally made it to the bridge. Worth the wait. Easy access. Wonderful view of the city and the river. Would have liked to have spent... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming to Minneapolis for 50 years and finally made it to the bridge. Worth the wait. Easy access. Wonderful view of the city and the river. Would have liked to have spent more time, but the wind was very raw. I will be stopping back soon, when nice out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Grab a quick history lesson while taking a brisk walk around the bridge! All the bits of the old mills was very interesting to see! Certainly not encouraged but access to some of the interiors make for amazing pictures!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Minneapolis-St. Paul doesn't have almost any place to go to apart from the zoo or a couple of parks and lakes. So, when it comes to walk outside and enjoy the short months of good weather, this bridge and its surrounding parks is a favorite of many. On the north side of the bridge there are restaurants and sidewalks that... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

According to what I've read, this used to be an old railroad bridge. Turning it into a pedestrian bridge, with awesome parks/attractions on both ends (Mill Ruins, Gold Medal Park, Father Hennepin/St. Anthony Main), and a view like no other, was probably one of the best decisions this city made. This place is perfect for day or night at really... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Park the car and walk across the Stone arch Bridge. It is a former railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi River for pedestrians and cyclists. Beautiful views on both sides.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We love the Stone Arch Bridge. Love to watch the sun set from the bridge or even late night walks listening to the water flow. The skyline in the background always makes for a beautiful picture. Definitely my favorite place in the summer.

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Liberty, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

I went for a run from my downtown hotel and was dying to get to and across the Stone bridge as I'd read about it. It was a great run, loved the views of the city and the mostly frozen river. I ran in the evening after dinner and there were still some people around. I'll do it again next... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Love to include the Stone Arch Bridge in my long bike rides. Love the architecture, the river views. Saturday and Sunday summer mornings are the best! Lots of tourists, bikers, hikers, runners, families. The organic farmers market and Mil City Museum nearby is wonderful on Saturdays with entertainment and sitting spaces for eating. Also great outdoor restaurants on the adjoining... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The 19th Century Stone Arch bridge use to be a major rail crossing of the Mississippi. It is on the Civil Engineering Historic registry--people thought a curved stone arch bridge would fall down. Now it is limited to biking and walking. Take your time crossing it--great views. You have a great view of St. Anthony Falls--may get some mist from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A good place to go running or to simply walk and get a good view of the city. The mill city museum isn't far from there two top places to go.

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