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The Bridge to Cedar Lake in Winter

The Bridge to Cedar Lake in Winter

This bridge is on the western side of Lake of the Isles and signals the entrance to the long channel to Cedar Lake.

Over The Mississippi

Over The Mississippi

Summer in Minnesota with dramatic arches.

Lake Calhoun Bike Tunnel Flooded

Lake Calhoun Bike Tunnel Flooded

High water at Lake Calhoun. And it’s raining again, right now. Just saw a pair of elephants and a pair of giraffes walk by, not sure where they are headed…

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.

Coon Rapids Dam with Ice

Coon Rapids Dam with Ice

A tight view of the Coon Rapids Dam from downstream. The dam bridge is still closed, no crossing over from the free lot on the west side.

The Replacement Bench

The Replacement Bench

This bench along the canal between Lake of the Isles and The Lagoon was dedicated to a local legend, can you guess who? Find out tomorrow!

Stone Arch Bridge at Twilight

Stone Arch Bridge at Twilight

I took this on a very busy, warm evening when the bridge was quite crowded. With a nice long 20-second exposure, they all became shadows blurred across the scene.

Bridge Pier

Bridge Pier

Love the weathering on the 3rd Ave Bridge over the Mississippi by the Saint Anthony Falls.

The Stone Arch Bridge

The Stone Arch Bridge

The classic views of the Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi. A fun place to hang out too.