Use the map below to see the location of just a few things to do around the riverfront near St. Anthony Main.
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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.
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.
The Target Aquatennial Fireworks & Xcel Energy RiverBlast is taking place this year on July 21st from 6-10:30 pm. It is located along the Mississippi River, and is the official civic celebration of the city of Minneapolis. With fireworks and music from local bands, this is an event that is sure to bring the whole family together.
The Xcel Energy Riverblast is a free community building event full of food, fun and live music that takes place before the fireworks. The grande finale of fireworks will bring thousands of Minnesotans to the riverfront to watch the sky light up! Come and join the celebration of the 73rd annual Minneapolis Aquatennial. For more information click here.