Bridal Veil Falls, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Bridal Veil Falls

Location of Site: On the East Bank of the Mississippi River, upstream from the Cappelen Memorial (Franklin Avenue) Bridge, at the intersection of East River Parkway and Superior Street.
Neighborhood/s: Prospect Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Historic Function: Falls
Current Function: Falls

Prospect Park Minneapolis Hennepin County

Bridal Veil Falls, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(44.9652499° N, 93.2218488° WLatitude: 44°57′54.9″N
Longitude: 93°13′18.656″W
Bridal Veil Falls flows from a (mostly) underground stream, cascading over rock before reaching the Mississippi River. Located on the Mississippi River Gorge, it can be viewed from above looking down over the protective rail along East River Parkway, or can be viewed looking up from the path below. It is somewhat hidden by the river bridge and roadway, and is easy to miss if you are not aware it is there. The road and bridge over the falls were rebuilt in 2006. Unfortunately, the new surface on the bridge seems to encourage graffiti near the falls. In times past, long before urban infrastructure obscured the falls, this was a favorite place to picnic.


Memories and stories

Photo Gallery

Bridal Veil Falls frozen in winter ca 1860
Bridal Veil Falls frozen in winter ca 1860

Related Links

Prospect Park Neighborhood: Bridal Veil Falls Area

The Upper Mississippi's Buried Past


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