I ran my most inefficient Run Minneapolis run of all time on Thursday evening. Over seven miles, the only new territory I covered was crossing Bridge Number 9 over the Mississippi River. The picture above is facing downstream and east toward the University of Minnesota’s East Bank and Washington Avenue Bridge.
Bridge Number 9 is surely the least known bridge over the Mississippi River Gorge due to relatively hidden approaches from both sides. It’s a 98 year old railroad bridge that’s been living a second life as an underutilized pedestrian bridge since 1999.
The views from the bridge are great, and it’s a perfect way to get between the West Bank and Dinkytown.