Monday, September 19, 2011

Streamliner Crossing Mississippi River, Minneapolis

The train crossing the Mississippi River over the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota is the same train that I featured in my Sepia Saturday post a few days ago, the Chicago & North Western Railway "400" Streamliner. The Stone Arch Bridge is located just below historic St. Anthony Falls. The bridge in the background is the Third Avenue Bridge that I featured in an earlier Sepia Saturday post.

The Stone Arch Bridge is a former railroad bridge used by many railroads traveling to and from the nearby Great Northern Depot. The bridge was built in 1883 by railroad tycoon James J. Hill for his Great Northern Railway. The Stone Arch Bridge stopped being used by railroads in 1978. Since the early 1990s, it has been used for walking and biking.


  1. an impressive structure. must be nice to be able to walk/ride a bike on.

  2. I live in a condo near the Stone Arch bridge. We have on the wall in the lobby a framed version of this image, and I have often wondered about the origin. Is it a painted/touched up photo or an original painting?


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