It was quite windy on Saturday and the clouds were on the move, but it was pleasant for a mid-February day in Minneapolis. My brother Mike (a/k/a the Stinger) were on the prowl in Nordeast. The area to the east of the bridge has gentrified in the last 20 years and is becoming one of the pricier precincts in town, while the ongoing poverty of North Minneapolis lies at the other end of the bridge. The Lowry bridge is new, completed in late 2012. It's an attractive structure, as this stock photo shows:
|She comes in colors|
You can cross the Mississippi River in many places in the Twin Cities and the bridges aren't nearly as massive as the ones down the river. The bridge for I-90 at LaCrosse, only about 150 miles to the south, is considerably more massive and mundane:
|Built for work|
Further down the river is the bridge at Savanna, Illinois, one of the more frightening bridges I have ever crossed:
There's a replacement coming. Good thing, too.