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In 1854, the first bridge to span the Mississippi River anywhere along its length was constructed at this location.
The current Hennepin Avenue Bridge was constructed in 1990, but the pilings of the former bridges still exist and are preserved within the park. Interpretive panels summarize the area's rich history.
First Bridge Park is a great place to sit and view the river.
Look for artwork embedded on the wall, sidewalk, and elsewhere in the park. The park is on the west bank of the river and is...
In 1854, the first bridge to span the Mississippi River anywhere along its length was constructed at this location.
The current Hennepin Avenue Bridge was constructed in 1990, but the pilings of the former bridges still exist and are preserved within the park. Interpretive panels summarize the area's rich history.
First Bridge Park is a great place to sit and view the river.
Look for artwork embedded on the wall, sidewalk, and elsewhere in the park. The park is on the west bank of the river and is linked to other nearby parks through an extensive trail system.
See the National Park Service or St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board website for more information.
In 1854, the first bridge to span the Mississippi River anywhere along its length was constructed at this location.
The current Hennepin Avenue Bridge was constructed in 1990, but the pilings of the former bridges still exist and are preserved within the park. Interpretive panels summarize the area's rich history.
First Bridge Park is a great place to sit and view the river.
Look for artwork embedded on the wall, sidewalk, and elsewhere in the park. The park is on the west bank of the river and is...

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