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Visitor's Guide: Minneapolis/St. Paul

Stone Arch Bridge

The Great Bridge
  • Neighborhood: Downtown West & East (Minneapolis)
  • Category: Day Trips & Walks
  • Hours: Mo to Su from 06:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Accessible for persons with disabilities: yes

Description

A romantic landmark in the city, the 640.08 meter (2100 feet) long Stone Arch Bridge used to be a railway bridge for the Manitoba line. It is the second oldest bridge across the river. Erected in 1883 by James Hill, a railway tycoon, it spans proudly across the Mississippi river in a curve. The twenty-three arches are a sight to behold and used to serve as a scenic welcome for travelers to the city. Tourists love to watch the ships sail past here. Today, the bridge is open for pedestrians and bikers.

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