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

The Stone Arch Bridge

 

—Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —

 
The Stone Arch Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, July 18, 2009
1. The Stone Arch Bridge Marker
Inscription. In 1879 St. Paul railroad magnate James J. Hill opened his "Manitoba line" to the Canadian border, linking the wheat fields of the Red River Valley with the flour mills of Minneapolis. To improve railroad access at the falls he built this 2,100-foot bridge that stands as a monument to the railroad era and Hill's vision. Completed in 1883 with a sweeping curve at its west end, the bridge is a unique example of skilled masonry construction. In 1974 it was named a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 44° 58.873′ N, 93° 15.052′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Father Hennepin Bluffs Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 6th Avenue S.E., Minneapolis MN 55414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Father Hennepin Bluffs (a few steps from this marker); Portaging Around the Falls (within shouting distance of this marker); Pettingill's Wonderful Water (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pillsbury A Mill (about 700
The Stone Arch Bridge Marker view image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, July 18, 2009
2. The Stone Arch Bridge Marker view
feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Pillsbury A Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Changing the Shape of the Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away); The West Side Milling District (approx. ¼ mile away); Beneath the Surface (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
More about this marker. This bridge spans the Mississippi River at St. Anthony Falls.
 
Also see . . .  St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail Information. (Submitted on July 23, 2009.)
 
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The Stone Arch Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, July 19, 2009
3. The Stone Arch Bridge
The Stone Arch Bridge Marker and bridge image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, July 18, 2009
4. The Stone Arch Bridge Marker and bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,187 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 23, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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