3rd Ave Over the Mississippi

The 3rd Ave Bridge gets no love really – the Stone Arch and I-35W bridge sort of steal the spotlight – but I think it’s one of the most interesting bridges on the river.   Here is is from a couple different angles.  The tall vertical was shot from a balcony on the Carlisle Building (the Mill Place Office Building is the one with the very cool glass roof, the Stonearch Bridge is the other orange bridge down the river).  The horizontal shot was taken on the opposite side of the river one night on my ride home from work.  Someone commented that it looks like the Eiffel Tower, and I see the image in a whole new way now.  Apparently the bridge is curved the way it is to avoid fracturing the limestone bedrock that supports it.

Greg Benz Photography