Grandma Barb’s This and That

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Stone Arch Bridge

The Stone Arch Bridge crosses the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis.  It was built in 1882 and 1883 to carried freight and passengers across the river.  The bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.  In 1978 the last passenger train crossed the bridge and in 1994 in was transformed into a pedestrian walkway.



The bridge is near Lock and Dam #1 and I believe the bottom part of the picture below is where the boats come up to the lock to be raise and lowered.




Looking downriver towards the 35W Bridge

These photos were taken back in August 2009

You can read more about the bridge here

Linking  to Watery Wednesday

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time.

Barb

32 comments:

Judy said...

I've not seen that before, next time we're heading to our daughters we'll have to check it out.

Maple Lane said...

Interesting and I love the pictures. I am hopeful you are sleeping better and that the medicine for restless legs is working well. Take care and have a nice weekend.

Mari said...

I love bridges - this is a pretty one!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I love the old stone bridges, and it's great that its now a pedestrian bridge. I'd love to go walk across it!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Interesting history- it's a beautiful bridge.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

nice shots, i've always enjoyed bridges. love the yellow flower. or is that a weed? ( :

Terrie said...

Such a beautiful landmark and historical building !

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a beautiful bridge and I'm glad it's been preserved as a pedestrian walkway. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures Barb.

TexWisGirl said...

neat bridge. i liked the 'pillsbury' signage in the background, too.

Renae at simple sequins said...

Very nice photos, Barb! I never tire of your posts. They are always beautiful. Thanks for your nice words to me. I want no more snow. It is cold here still but yesterday it got about 33° and it honestly felt warm. Weird how that happens.

Nancy said...

Stone bridges are special. I never tire of seeing photos of them. Yours are especially nice, and I appreciated the information you gave us along with the pretty pictures. Nicely done, Barb.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Very neat bridge! I love the stone work. So unique.

Olive said...

Beautiful, I love the stone arches.

Rose said...

I love those stone arches of that bridge...it is a beauty.

Brian King said...

Very cool bridges, but I do like the arches!

Pondside said...

The old bridge could be in Italy or France - what a lovely bit of heritage for the city.

Nancy Claeys said...

What a pretty bridge! I'm glad it is being used and kept in good condition. :)

Karen said...

I'm glad they didn't tear the old bridge down. It's a beauty.

Carletta said...

A lovely bridge and it was well worth preserving.
I like the unique tower the electric lines are on and the vintage Pillsbury sign as well.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Great photos. I think old stone or covered bridges are so romantic.
Hugs,
Patti

Jori said...

This is so pretty! I am always fascinated by the bridge building process. It is amazing what they can do!

Tricia Hays said...

I'm sooo sorry I didn't post WW this week, but please come back & link up this post

Very very beautiful bridge & I love the arches... the history, too! WoW

Gina Gao said...

This is such a beautiful bridge!

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Jann Olson said...

That bridge is gorgeous Barb! So glad that they preserved it. Wonder how long of walk it is?
hugs,
Jann

ImSoVintage said...

These gorgeous photos sure make me long for spring.
Hugs,
Laura

Debbie said...

i have a soft spot for bridges, & barns, & birds, & wildflowers....i may have a problem?!

are those wild flowers or black eyed susans?? so pretty and so bountiful!!

gorgeous arches in this beautiful bridge!!

EG CameraGirl said...

I love these warm-weather shots!

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful!
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Deanna said...

Hope you are feeling better, sleeping well with quiet legs. So sorry that Trish has decided to cancel her Watery Wednesdays for awhile. Love that bridge!!

Robyn said...

Love the bridge.. I am a fan of architecture and I love the arches in this bridge. These photos are amazing! Thank you for sharing them :)
Robyn

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Barb, Nice to "meet" you ..it is always nice to read about someone else in Minnesota..even if they are from the Southern Part..banana belt! I enjoyed all your photos of old buildings and barns! :)

Faye said...

Love the way the arches reflect on the waters. Something very pleasing architecturally about this style of bridge. We're getting a new bridge but it won't be this beautiful.