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Remnants of Stonebridge

May 20, 2016 Macalester-Groveland, Desnoyer Park 10 Miles Stonebridge. Today, it’s little more than a two block long street in Macalester-Groveland. From the 1910s into the early ‘30s, however, Stonebridge was the grandest estate in Saint Paul. To this day, the mystique of Stonebridge remains fascinating to local historians because of estate’s size, extravagance and […]

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Walking the Bridges of the Mississippi River

Did you know that you there are 23 bridges in Minneapolis and Saint Paul that allow you to walk or roll across the Mississippi River? This October, I spent a weekend walking across 19 of them and am in love with this way of experiencing the river and our twin cities. This route was so much […]

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APBP and streets.mn Joint Event – October 19th

As you are probably aware, the Franklin Avenue Bridge is finally open to all users! Early reviews have been very positive. The county is hosting an opening celebration, which is on our handy events calendar* – here! streets.mn Event! But wait -there’s more – streets.mn is teaming with the Minnesota chapter of APBP (which stands for the mouthful: Association […]

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The Short Line Bridge and a Saint Paul Greenway Extension

The city of Saint Paul has long envisioned extending the Minneapolis Midtown Greenway across the Mississippi River and along the Canadian Pacific railroad line into Saint Paul. Engineers at the city’s Public Works Department began actively exploring the idea in 2003. It was on the city’s Comprehensive Plan at least as far back as 2008, […]

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Would We Really Miss It?

The Rochester Post-Bulletin reports that a critical piece of Minnesota infrastructure would be open today, if not for the legislative deadlock that prevented a comprehensive transportation funding package last session. This bridge serves County Road O, a critical east–west link in Dodge County just south of Claremont. “A bridge in Dodge County has become the […]

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World’s Largest KNEX Ball Machine includes a 40-foot DIY Engineered Bridge

Working on a recent story for a community paper, I got to interview Austin Granger, holder of the Guinness world record for the largest KNEX ball machine structure in the world, which is located in the Brickmania offices in Northeast Minneapolis. During our chat, he started telling me about the most elaborate and difficult part […]

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A New Life for the Old Cedar Avenue Bridge

Today, I want to continue to look at some of the substantial bicycle and pedestrian improvements planned in the Bloomington area. The first part took a look at the plans to complete a major missing link in our paved trail network through the river bottoms. These second and third parts are look at a separate […]

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Choose Your Daily Walking Destination

We’re a couple of weeks into 2016, so it’s a good time to check in on how you’re doing on the Dr. Lindeke-prescribed New Year’s Resolution to walk more. In addition to all of the great tips mentioned in that post, I have another recommendation – choose a daily destination that you commit to visiting on foot every day. Here […]

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The Future of the Midtown Greenway Bridges

Bridges are functional, can be quite lovely, and sometimes have historic value. The bridges along the Midtown Greenway between Humboldt and 20th Avenue South are a perfect example: they are pretty, keep the street grid mostly cohesive and some are historic. In the coming years we are going to have to decide if their historic […]

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