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Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Stone Arch Bridge - Great Northern Railway

National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

 
 
Stone Arch Bridge - Great Northern Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, August 5, 2019
1. Stone Arch Bridge - Great Northern Railway Marker
Inscription.  The Stone Arch Bridge of the Burlington Northern Railway is acknowledged to be one of the finest stone viaducts in the world, due to its massive masonry, lofty arches, and graceful curvature.

Constructed: 1882-1883
 
Erected 1974 by American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 44° 58.837′ N, 93° 15.274′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker can be reached from West River Parkway. Located on the Stone Arch pedestrian bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Minneapolis MN 55401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Changing the Shape of the Falls (within shouting distance of this marker); The West Side Milling District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beneath the Surface (about 400 feet away); Sawmilling: The City's First Industry (about 600 feet away); The Stone Arch Bridge

The Stone Arch Bridge is now a pedestrian walkway. image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, August 5, 2019
2. The Stone Arch Bridge is now a pedestrian walkway.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Marcy~Holmes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Father Hennepin Bluffs (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pettingill's Wonderful Water (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 16, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota.   2. submitted on August 5, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
 
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Feb. 25, 2021