Built for rail in 1883, Stone Arch Bridge crosses the Mississippi then curves through the Mill District into downtown Minneapolis. When I traverse it on bike or foot, I think of immigrants arriving from the East being welcomed by this scene before starting a new life in Minneapolis or points beyond.
The river provided the power to make Minneapolis the Flour Capital of the World. Over time, the wild Saint Anthony Falls have been replaced by a lock and dam, a spillway and a hydroelectric plant.
|Looking back towards Downtown|
Note: Yesterday we reserved a condominium with a view of Stone Arch Bridge and the Mississippi. We'll move in early 2019 when construction is completed.
We reserved a piece of the troposphere and the condo to go into it. pic.twitter.com/MffOycJ9Oz— Tom Wilson (@TomPhase3) July 23, 2017