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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.

Coon Rapids Dam

Coon Rapids Dam

The rain continues to fall, at least the snow is gone for the most part. In this is a close-up of the Coon Rapids Dam it looks like graffiti on the dam, but it’s just rust as snow.

Uptown Lagoon Still Green

Uptown Lagoon Still Green

Morning over the Lagoon. The days are numbered for the soon-to-be fleeting color green as the cold snap over the weekend is starting to take it’s toll in the trees in the area. The trees on Raspberry island on Lake of the Isles has a few trees starting to turn.  The Bridge on the right is the Uptown Greenway as it passes over the Chain of Lakes.