Stone Arch Bridge (Minneapolis)

Stone Arch Bridge (Minneapolis)

The Stone Arch Bridge is a former railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Saint Anthony Falls in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. 117 Portland Avenue is the general address of the historic complex.

Positioned between the 3rd Avenue Bridge and the I-35W Saint Anthony Falls Bridge, the Stone Arch Bridge was built in 1883 by railroad tycoon James J. Hill for his Great Northern Railway, and accessed the former passenger station located about a mile to the west, on the west bank of the river. The structure is now used as a pedestrian and bicycle bridge. It is an Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 as a part of the Saint Anthony Falls Historic District, (District #71000438).

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Stone Arch Bridge (Minneapolis) - History
... The bridgehas been altered somewhat from its original appearance ... Later, in 1965, floodwaters undermined three of the piers and caused the bridgeto sag ... The bridgewas repaired by strengthening the piers and reinforcing underneath two of the arches ...

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