— Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —In 1879 St. Paul railroad magnate James J. Hill opened his "Manitoba line" to the Canadian border, linking the wheat fields of the Red River Valley with the flour mills of Minneapolis. To improve railroad access at the falls he built this 2,100-foot bridge that stands as a monument to the railroad era and Hill's vision. Completed in 1883 with a sweeping curve at its west end, the bridge is a unique example of skilled masonry construction. In 1974 it was named a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 5:56pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 480221 N 4980894|
|Decimal Degrees||44.98121667, -93.25086667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 58.873', W 93° 15.052'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 58' 52.38" N, 93° 15' 3.12" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||612, 952, 651, 763|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 401-423 Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis MN 55414, US|
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