|I found a path down to the river bank to snap this shot. Would have loved to stick around for a night shot!|
A quick visit to Minneapolis-St. Paul gave me a few spare hours to play tourist in the state I used to live in. My first stop was the Stone Arch Bridge in the historic Mill District of Minneapolis.
Built in 1882-1883, the limestone and granite bridge was originally a railroad crossing over the Mississippi & built by James J. Hill. It's the only arched stone bridge on the Mississippi River.
When I lived & worked in the Twin Cities area, I didn't spend much time here (it wasn't anywhere near as popular then as it is now!) and I wasn't very into photography. How things change in 14 years!
|Peeking out from under one of the arches and out to Gold Medal Flour.|
|Looking back at the Minneapolis skyline at dusk.|
|Admiring the golden hour view from on the bridge.|
|The curve of the Stone Arch Bridge was unheard-of in the 1880s. It's withstood more than a century.|