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Lower Falls Bridge
Minnehaha Creek Footbridge Crossing
Minneapolis, MN

Lower Falls Bridge

• Structure ID: NBI 93832.
• Location: River Mile 0.
• River Elevation: 742 Feet.
• Structure Type: Pedestrian Bridge.
• Construction: Concrete Arch.
• Length: 51 Feet.
• Width: 12 Feet.
• Height Above Water: ??? Feet.
• Date Built: 1939.
Story to be completed. Bridge is listed as 1939. It looks too new for that. It was either refurbished in recent years, or has been recently replaced. I suspect it was replaced in 2009 as part of the creek bank project.

The photo above is the upstream west face of the Lower Falls Bridge. The photo below is the downstream east face of the bridge. Both views are from the north side of the creek. The chain link fence on the far side of the creek is to block off access to the construction project area between this bridge and the Deer Pen Bridge located 500 feet downstream.

Lower Falls Bridge
Lower Falls Bridge
The photo above is a view from the southwest corner of the structure, where a long staircase leads visitors to the top of the river bluffs some 60 feet above. The photo below is looking down on the top of the bridge deck from near the top of that staircase.

Lower Falls Bridge
Lower Falls Bridge
The photo above is a view of the upstream west face of the Lower Falls Bridge from the top of the river bluffs near the top of Minnehaha Falls. The photo below is a view of the long staircase leading to the top of the bluffs on the north side of the Minnehaha Creek.

Lower Falls Bridge

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