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Former Railroad Bridge—Now Midtown Greenway Trail

Bridge Photo for October 13, 2010

This channel lies between Lake of the Isles and Lake Calhoun. Bikers, walkers, runners, and others make use of the trails and paths that surround the lakes. People travel this waterway by canoe, paddle boats, and kayaks during warm weather months. In winter months, people take advantage of these frozen, open spaces for walking, ice skating, cross-country skiing, and other activities.

Link to Midtown Greenway Information

Related posts:

Winning Design Bridge at Lake of the Isles and Dean Parkway

Should This Bridge be Saved?

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3104 Lake Street West, Unit #311

Loop Calhoun Condominium
~ Love your Life Whether You’re Inside or Outside ~

Open floor plan and plenty of natural light

This two bedroom, two bath corner unit features an open floor plan with a most inviting ambiance. The large windows overlook green spaces that provide a wonderful sense of nature within the city. Lake Calhoun, shops and restaurants are steps from the front door. The Midtown Greenway Trail is just outside the back door.

View of greenery outside one of the large windows.

The smaller photos below can be clicked on to see in a larger format.
Copyrighted photos were taken with my cell phone.

Large walls of windows!

The condominium complex features Italian kitchens by Valcucine

 


This unit includes a fireplace.
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Entry/Foyer with view to living spaces

Balcony with view of trees

I love the interior window above the vanity. It allows natural light into what would be a windowless space without it. I think this is a great design feature and wish more developers would make use of it. This bath also features a soaking tub and a separate shower with glass-framed surround.

 

This exercise room is one of the building amenities.

Courtyard view from one side of this condo.

Front of building

The Details:

  • Two bedrooms and two baths
  • Nine-foot ceilings
  • Hardwood floors
  • In-unit laundry
  • Keating floor plan
  • Single attached garage plus additional parking
  • Central air conditioning
  • Pets allowed with restrictions
  • Building amenities include a conference room and community room.
  • Year Built: 2007
  • Finished Square Feet: 1,288
  • Taxes: $4,739
  • List Price: $312,000

For more information and/or to arrange a showing, contact:

Kate Walsh, REALTOR
Lakes Area Realty
612.220.3309
info@designhouse9.com

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More about the Midtown Greenway Trail

Midtown Greenway Bike Trail Map

Minneapolis Park System Trail Distances (in miles)
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Listing provided courtesy of Coldwell Banker Burnet.

Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Lasted updated on December 21, 2010 at 22:29pm.

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St. Anthony Parkway Bridge in Northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota

St. Anthony Parkway Bridge

I imagine that plenty of people would look at this bridge and see nothing very attractive. I invite you to drive, walk or bike over it and see if your perception of it changes. I crossed over it earlier this evening and was immediately struck by its design and its rustic, artistic beauty. I admit that the visually historic aspect also brought me delight. Yes, I can be a sucker for old stuff. And for preserving parts of our architectural heritage.

This bridge is a five-span, Warren through truss bridge measuring 533.6 feet in length. It was built in 1925 and passes over 24 tracks of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Rail yard. The bridge currently provides one lane of traffic in each direction and a sidewalk on the south side.

While I was photographing the bridge, I saw a gentleman standing on the sidewalk admiring the view of the trains, the tracks and the downtown skyline in the distance. I wonder if he is aware of the future of this bridge. Is he enjoying it while he can?

At this time, it appears to be nearly the end of the road for this bridge. A new bridge, known as the North Town Bridge, is slated to be built in its place during 2011-2012. The construction project for the new bridge will also include approach roadways (St. Anthony Parkway, California St NE and possibly Main St NE) and separate bike lanes.

The current bridge has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. It’s also part of the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board “Grand Rounds—National Scenic Byway”. Should this bridge be placed on the National Register of Historic Places so that it can become a permanent part of the National Scenic Byway? Is this a bridge you’d enjoy biking and walking over as part of your trip around the cities?

Should this bridge be saved or replaced?

I’d love to know your thoughts.
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More on biking, the scenic Grand Rounds, and things to do and see in the Twin Cities:

Soak up the scenery on the beautiful Grand Rounds—Biking in Minneapolis

Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway Home Page—MinneapolisParks.org

National Scenic Byways Program—Grand Rounds Scenic Byway Information

 

List of Truss Types

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