Bridges of Minneapolis, Part 2: Hennepin Avenue Bridge — Traces of Places

Named in honor of the 17th-century explorer Father Louis Hennepin, the first European to set eyes upon Saint Anthony Falls, Minneapolis’s current Hennepin Avenue Bridge crosses the Mississippi River at Nicollet Island. The rushing rapids above the falls helped to create an industry along the river in the mid-1800s, spurring a population boom in the city and making it the […]

Bridges of Minneapolis, Part 2: Hennepin Avenue Bridge — Traces of Places