The day in bike ride: September 4, 2010: Bridges

September 5, 2010

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I only intended to go to the Mill City Farmers Market to get something to eat from Chef Shack. I did, and then on my way back, I got a sudden bee in my bonnet to just go on a little bike ride. So I did. And paid attention to the undersides of bridges.

These are all bridges over the Mississippi River between St. Anthony Falls Lock & Dam and Lock & Dam No. 1. There are three not pictured because I didn’t get the idea right away.

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Bridge to nourishment: bacon beer brat from Chef Shack.

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Photo 1: 10th Avenue

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Photo 2: Remains of the I-35W bridge that collapsed in 2007 are still spread out on the Bohemian Flats near the University of Minnesota.

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Photo 3: I-94

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Photo 4: Franklin Avenue

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Photo 5: Railroad bridge between 26th and 27th Streets . I would seriously doubt that it’s still used for train traffic.

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Photo 6: Bridge to hydration

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Photo 7: Lake Street

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Photo 8: 46th Street. This one seemed quite cathedral-like to me as I stood under it.

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Photos 9–12: Bridge on the Mississippi: Lock & Dam No. 1. I had a little staycation with this as I hadn’t realized that you can walk all around the facility. There is a catwalk that bridges the two locks (it seems only the 9-footer is used), and then it’s quite parklike on the dividers between the various channels.

Photo 9: Bridge to observation, catwalk

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Photo 10: The 6-foot lock, which doesn’t seem to have been used any time recently, as there were some quite large shrubs growing in the far end of it on the wall.

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Photo 11: Bridge to dinner, if you’re a spider.

Finally, I leave you with this video of the dam’s waterfall. That’s a blue heron flying around. There were also white herons, ducks, and geese.

There were more bridges on the second half of my ride, but unfortunately, my battery died while I was enjoying the Lock & Dam. Maybe I’ll go out again this weekend to capture those.

One Response to “The day in bike ride: September 4, 2010: Bridges”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Thanks! It’s the Mississippi River. I have updated the text to mention that in the beginning 🙂


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