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Panoramic view of the Stone Arch and Tenth Avenue bridges, c.1900.
Stone Arch Bridge and Tenth Avenue Wagon Bridge, c.1905.
Postcard showing Stone Arch Bridge, St. Anthony Falls, and the milling district, c.1900.
Stone Arch Bridge and workers as the bridge nears completion in 1883.
Stone Arch Bridge under construction, c.1883. Photographer: Henry R. Farr.
Train crossing the Stone Arch Bridge, with the milling district in the background, c.1910.
Image of original 1878 astronomical observatory (at right).
Interior of Goodsell Observatory, showing its new telescope, 1891. Photographer: John Runk.
Architect's c.1887 drawing of Goodsell Observatory, including a small floor plan. From American Architect and Building News, no. 601 (July 2, 1887).
Built over the course of twenty-two months in 1882 and 1883, the Stone Arch Bridge across the Mississippi River in Minneapolis is a feat of engineering and a reminder of the importance of rail traffic in the late nineteenth century.
Made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. Administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.
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