Stone Arch Bridge Family Portraits

The Bridge

The Stone Arch Bridge is a historic stone bridge originally used as a railroad crossing of the Mississippi River at St. Anthony Falls. 


The Historic Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis is the only stone bridge to span the entire length of the Mississippi, and it is the second oldest the stone bridge in world. It was built in 1883 by James J. Hill to connect the new Union Depot that was to be built between Hennepin Avenue and Nicollet Avenue with the main railroad line.  In 1994 the bridge was converted into a biking / walking bridge by the Minneapolis park board.

Stone Arch Bridge Family Portraits

The Stone Arch Bridge provides an ideal urban location for family portraits with the incredible Minneapolis skyline, the beautiful Mississippi river and St. Anthony falls, and the historic 
ruins of the mill. It offers a variety of interesting and iconic Minneapolis backdrops.