10th Avenue Bridge

Buildings & Architecture / Saturday, November 7th, 2015

12208555_1068468453193528_355861667670813599_nCompleted in 1929, the 10th Avenue Bridge crosses the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis, formerly called the Cedar Avenue Bridge, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989, and also marks the downstream boundary of the St Anthony Falls Historic District. I’m often asked what my favorite places are in Minnesota and this happens to be one of them – and not for why you might think. Although the concrete rib deck-arch bridge is stunning, it’s merely a backdrop to the conversations I have with my grandparents here. I come here with my Grams to talk about what Washington Avenue was really like and listen to my Grandpa talk about life on the West Bank – before it was what it has become today. Which houses they lived, where they met and every person they’ve ever loved. I urge you to find time to do the same, with yours.

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