Since its construction in 1883, the Stone Arch Bridge of the Twin Cities has been recognized as a National Civil Engineering Landmark. Now a pedstrian and bicycle trail crossing the Mississippi River , the bridge offers a panoramic view of downtown Minneapolis and St. Anthony Falls .
In this memorable scene of the late 1920’s, Great Northern’s mountain type engine #2517 leads the train across the Stone Arch Bridge . Its contemporary neighbor, the Pillsbury Mills provides an interesting historical contrast.
Artist Jim Jordan has blended the elements of historical landmarks with the ever present flow of the “Mighty Mississippi.” The once rumbling railway is now a peaceful, relaxing spot to enjoy the scenery and contemplate the past.