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4465 66th St E
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
United States

(??.? miles from you)


Swing Bridge Park

Swing Bridge Park
Swing Bridge Park
Swing Bridge Park
Swing Bridge Park
Swing Bridge Park

(??.? miles from you)

4465 66th St E
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
United States


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Authentic Local Experience

Good Value

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Why You Should Go...

The double-decker Rock Island Swing Bridge is the key feature at Swing Bridge Park. Built in 1895, it carried trains and cars across the river just upstream from a large oil refinery. The bridge was closed in 1999 and

The adjacent land became Swing Bridge Park, which is a Mississippi River Trail trailhead and bike repair station. Swing Bridge Park is handicap accessible.

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Why You Should Go...

The double-decker Rock Island Swing Bridge is the key feature at Swing Bridge Park. Built in 1895, it carried trains and cars across the river just upstream from a large oil refinery. The bridge was closed in 1999 and all but the west approach was removed in 2009. The remaining section of this historic bridge was converted into an accessible pier.

The adjacent land became Swing Bridge Park, which is a Mississippi River Trail trailhead and bike repair station. Swing Bridge Park is handicap accessible.

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Cost: Free

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation, Service Animals, Pets, Bicycle

Extra Fun...

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Historical items remaining from the bridge can be viewed in the park, including a large gear taken from the swing span.

The park has a picnic shelter near the bank of the Mississippi that is available for renting.

From the end of the pier you can see several of the islands in the Mississippi River, Newport Island located upstream and Merimac Island located downstream.

Fun Facts

As a double-decker bridge, cars would drive on the bottom level while trains would cross on the top.

This bridge was one of the few toll bridges in Minnesota, with a toll of 75 cents at the time that it closed in 1999.

The original bridge was 1,661 feet long with a 442-foot swing span. The current pier is 670 feet long and takes you to the middle of the Mississippi River.

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Why You Should Go...

The double-decker Rock Island Swing Bridge is the key feature at Swing Bridge Park. Built in 1895, it carried trains and cars across the river just upstream from a large oil refinery. The bridge was closed in 1999 and all but the west approach was removed in 2009. The remaining section of this historic bridge was converted into an accessible pier.

The adjacent land became Swing Bridge Park, which is a Mississippi River Trail trailhead and bike repair station. Swing Bridge Park is handicap accessible.

More...

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Cost: Free

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation, Service Animals, Pets, Bicycle

EXTRA FUN

Insider Info

Historical items remaining from the bridge can be viewed in the park, including a large gear taken from the swing span.

The park has a picnic shelter near the bank of the Mississippi that is available for renting.

From the end of the pier you can see several of the islands in the Mississippi River, Newport Island located upstream and Merimac Island located downstream.

Fun Facts

As a double-decker bridge, cars would drive on the bottom level while trains would cross on the top.

This bridge was one of the few toll bridges in Minnesota, with a toll of 75 cents at the time that it closed in 1999.

The original bridge was 1,661 feet long with a 442-foot swing span. The current pier is 670 feet long and takes you to the middle of the Mississippi River.

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