History? Recreation? Architecture? No matter what brings you to the Minneapolis riverfront, the Stone Arch Bridge is something you’ll want to see.
Built as a railroad bridge by James J. Hill, the Stone Arch Bridge has a unique shape and beautiful views of Minneapolis’ St. Anthony Falls. No longer in use by the railroad, it has been converted to a pedestrian bridge.
On one side of the bridge is Mill City Museum and the Guthrie Theatre, with the heart of downtown Minneapolis just a few blocks away. On the other side the St. Anthony Main entertainment district, and a little farther away, the University of Minnesota. On either side, recreational trails connect to the bridge.
The history of the riverfront milling area, the unique architecture of the bridge itself, and the recreational trails that lead to the bridge make the Stone Arch Bridge a popular place to visit in Minneapolis.
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