Built in 1882-83 by James J. Hill's Minneapolis Union Railway Company, the Stone Arch Bridge is recognized as a National Civil Engineering Landmark.
The bridge provides a link between Father Hennepin Bluffs Park on the east bank of the Mississippi River, and Mill Ruins Park and West River Parkway on the west bank.
In 1994 the bridge was converted into a pedestrian and bike trail and offers a panoramic view of St. Anthony Falls. The bridge is owned by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, but the deck of the bridge is
maintained by the Park Board.
Historical Profile: More information about this and other parks is included in Parks, Lakes, Trails and So Much More, a richly detailed account of the histories of Minneapolis’ renowned recreational system.
For more information on the history of the Stone Arch Bridge and other historic bridges in the area, visit www.mrdbridges.com.
|Biking Path|| ||
Pay Parking Lot|
|Walking Path|| |