Minneapolis celebrates river history with the "Year of the Bridges"
Looking for something special to do this summer? How about a guided bike ride along the Mississippi River or a walking tour around Nicollet Island? You could check out local artists’ wares at the Stone Arch Festival of the Arts or watch dancers perform in honor of the longest day of the year at the Solstice River celebration. These are just a few of the unique activities that make Minneapolis’ "Year of the Bridges" celebration, a year-long effort to commemorate the City's rich river history.
The first permanent bridge to span across the Mississippi River opened in Minneapolis 150 years ago. Today, Minneapolis has more bridges across the Mississippi than any other river community. These bridges represent a fascinating variety of engineering types and construction materials.
"Year of the Bridges" is organized by the Minneapolis Riverfront District Promotions Board. For a complete listing of activities and more information about the celebration and the bridges click on the link below, or visit www.mrdbridges.com.
May 6, 2005
Published May. 6, 2005