Historic Bridge Spanning the Mississippi River

Welcome

The Stone Arch Bridge is the only bridge of its kind over the Mississippi River. It is made of native granite and limestone, and measures 2100-feet long by 28-feet wide. The bridge consists of 23 arches, and spans the river below St. Anthony Falls in Minneapolis, MN.

Events and To-Do

Listed below are events and things to do on and around the Stone Arch Bridge:

  • Segway Tours are given out of St. ANthony Main near Tuggs Tavern
  • Stone Arch Bridge Festival takes place in June and offers over 250 Musicians and artists
  • St. Anthony Lock and Dam can be seen from the Stone Arch Bridge and allow boats to pass around the Falls of St. Anthony

History

Stone Arch Bridge History:

Built by railroad baron James J. Hill in 1883, the bridge allowed for increased movement of people and goods across the river. It served as a working railroad bridge until 1965 but is still seen as a symbol of the railroad age.

Rehabilitation of this National Historic Engineering Landmark began in 1980. Traffic on the bridge is now characterized by a much slower pace. Mostly used by walkers and bicyclists, the bridge is one of the best ways to enjoy the view of St. Anthony Falls.