Friday Photo: How A Stone Arch Was Made
The Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis is becoming one of the iconic images of the city. Have you ever wondered how those arches were made? I have. So I found this photo of the bridge under construction. The deck of the bridge is maintained by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, so let’s call it a park. Day and night the bridge provides the best views of the city. A hike over the bridge between Mill Ruins and Father Hennepin Bluffs, in either direction, is a must for visitors and residents.
The two-track railroad bridge was being built at the time the park board was created in 1883.
This is another favorite shot of the bridge as it neared completion
David C. Smith minneapolisparkhistory[at]q.com