MN90: The Overachieving Bridge

The Stone Arch Bridge is an iconic part of the Minneapolis landscape. But it hasn't always been just for looks and bicyclists and pedestrians. MN90 Producer Andi McDaniel discovers the hard-working past of this famous Minneapolis landmark. Includes an interview with David Stevens of Mill City Museum.

William Spangenberg seated with friends in a hammock

William Spangenberg seated with friends in a hammock

William Spangenberg seated with friends in a hammock, with his parents Anna and Frederick in the doorway behind him, c.1900.

William and Frederick Spangenberg Jr. with family and friends

William and Frederick Spangenberg Jr. with family and friends

William and Frederick Spangenberg Jr. with family and friends, c.1900.

Family of Frederick Spangenberg Sr.

Family of Frederick Spangenberg Sr.

Family of Frederick Spangenberg Sr., c.1900.

Frederick Spangenberg Sr. and family

Frederick Spangenberg Sr. and family

Frederick Spangenberg Sr. and family, c.1900.

Anna Sontag Spangenberg

Anna Sontag Spangenberg

Anna Sontag Spangenberg, wife of Frederick Sr., c.1900.

Frederick Spangenberg Sr.

Frederick Spangenberg Sr.

Frederick Spangenberg Sr., c.1900.

Cows in farmyard at Spangenberg farm

Cows in farmyard at Spangenberg farm

Cows in farmyard at Frederick Spangenberg house, c.1895.

Spangenberg clock shelf

Spangenberg clock shelf

Clock shelf, Eastlake style, used by the Spangenberg family, 1890s.

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