Entries tagged with ‘Minnesota River’

The current Broadway Avenue bridge over the Minnesota River was built in 1931 and is the third bridge at this location. (Photo by  Bobak Ha'Eri, 2009. Used by permission.) 

St. Peter bridge: Second bridge over the Minnesota River

According to a 26 May 2013 Mankato Free Press article by Nicollet County Historical Society Collections Manager Bob Sandeen, the Saint Peter bridge on Broadway Avenue, built in 1871, was only the second bridge to cross the Minnesota River. (The other bridge was a railroad bridge near Fort Snelling.) Prior to bridges, people relied on […]