A Mix of Ruins and Modern Architecture
Yesterday I spent the morning with my photographer friend Valerie. We walked along the riverfront of downtown Minneapolis and across the Stone Arch Bridge. It was an overcast morning–not the best for taking photographs. But that’s what nature dished up for us. Here then, some of the photos from the morning walk.
This is a wonderful part of the city to explore. There’s plenty to see and do. Take a Segway tour. Visit the Mill City Museum and the Guthrie Theater. See St. Anthony Falls from the Water Power Park on the other side of the river. Explore Father Hennepin Park and Island. Stroll along Main Street. Have fun!
Bridge Photo for September 15, 2010
The Stillwater Lift Bridge
Built in 1931.
Listed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1989.
The Stillwater Bridge is a rare surviving example of vertical-lift highway bridge construction of the Waddell and Harrington type. It spans about 1050 feet. Six vertical-lift bridges were built in Minnesota and Wisconsin prior to World War II; The Stillwater Bridge is one of three remaining in existence today. The vertical-lift span operates during the May to October navigation season.
Click on any photo below to see it larger.
And the vertical-lift is up!
Learn more about the historic Stillwater Bridge at the Minnesota Historical Society website: Minnesota Historical Society
More articles on the bridge and Stillwater:
What’s ahead for the St. Croix River and the Stillwater Bridge:
St. Croix River Crossing Project
Wikipedia Article on the Stillwater Bridge
The bridge may one day get new life as a pedestrian and bicycle bridge, along with a return to its original colors of deep green and silver.
If you plan to visit Stillwater, check here to learn more:
Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce
Should This Bridge be Saved? — The St. Anthony Parkway Bridge in NE Mpls
“Hump Day” Now Seen in a Whole New Way — Let’s Declare Wednesday “Bridge Day”