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Stone Arch Bridge



This photo was taken from the 10th Avenue Bridge by Birgit while the author was driving. Quite a view it is without the 35W Bridge. Enjoy the view before the new bridge is built. JS

Photo taken by Birgit Smith in December 2007


BH Photo #113007

Street View 


Stone arch bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Anthony Falls in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1883 for the St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Manitoba Railway; ; Deck truss added 1963-64; rehabilitated 1994
- Charles C. Smith
- Edward Darragh
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
- Minneapolis Union Railway
Stone arch, Warren deck truss over navigation channel
Length of largest span: 97.8 ft.
Total length: 2,100.2 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.98167, -93.25333   (decimal degrees)
44°58'54" N, 93°15'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/480027/4980945 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Minneapolis South
Inventory numbers
MN 27004 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20437 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 7, 2021: Updated by Luke: Noted deck truss addition date + added photograph link
  • November 2, 2018: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • June 12, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 25, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 20, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Ballasted Deck"
  • February 13, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • September 25, 2012: New photos from Jann Mayer
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Great Northern Railway"
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added categories "Curved", "railroad"
  • July 27, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Minneapolis Union Railway"
  • September 21, 2011: New photos from Jason Smith
  • November 4, 2009: New photos from Jason Smith
  • February 15, 2009: New photo from Mark Frazier
  • March 18, 2008: New photo from Jason Smith


  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Mark Frazier - mfrazier404 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Josh Schmid
  • Luke
  • Flickr


Stone Arch Bridge
Posted October 29, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge to see repairs from 2022-2024. See attached document:

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Stone Arch Bridge
Posted April 23, 2019, by John Marvig

Yes, it is the same bridge. The truss was added in 1963.

Stone Arch Bridge
Posted April 23, 2019, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

Same bridge as in this photo? Sure seems like it oughta be but I don't see the truss span.


Stone Arch Bridge
Posted March 22, 2015, by George Andrews (5775gfa [at] gmail [dot] com)

One of my favorite places to be and thought I'd share a photo. 5 frames stitched together.

Stone Arch Bridge
Posted December 30, 2010, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

There's a long history of this bridge and a video about it on the Great Northern Railway page: