Father Louis Hennepin Bridge

Father Louis Hennepin Bridge

The third bride at this location, the Father Louis Hennepin Bridge was completed in 1990 and spans the Mississippi River. Louis Hennepin was the 17th-century explorer who was the first European to discover the Saint Anthony Falls a short distance downriver. The first bridge at this location opened on January 23, 1855 and is believed to have been the first permanent span across the Mississippi at any point.

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