The Lowry Bridge was a wonderful addition to the City of Minneapolis. The bridge spans the Mississippi River just north of Downtown Minneapolis. The colorful arch changes colors, which gives photographers like me plenty of excuses to go stand on the riverbank. Most days, it is blue like you see in this photograph. But for different holidays and special events, they will change the color to match the event.
It took me over a year to find this location to get this view from. Even though I have lived here my entire life, I didn't know that eastern bank of the river at all. I had found some places further north of this spot, which gave some decent looks, but finding this spot was a happy day. There are a couple of ways to get to this spot, neither of which is very pedestrian friendly. And, can often be under water when the river is high. But when the water is low enough, it is not often that you will be alone at this spot as many local photographers have now found this spot.
I love how this spot allows the arch to nearly perfectly frame the Minneapolis night skyline. There are times when the river is a bit lower so I can get further out, which centers the skyline better. But it is also quite murky then, which can make you sink in the mud.
I have taken many photographs from this spot now, but this one remains my favorite of them. I hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to share it if you do!
- Minnesota Art Prints