A solar eclipse occurred on May 20th, 2012. These photographs were taken from Maple Grove, MN so the eclipse was only a partial solar eclipse and not the annular (ring of sun) that some fortunate individuals got to witness in other places.
The below gallery has a few photographs of the cool U-shaped shadows that the partial eclipse creates.
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9/30/2011 Added two new pictures of the Northern tower.
4/11/2011 Date, capacity and pictures added for the Southern Maple Grove Water Tower. Few more pictures for the Northern Water Tower.
1/8/2012 Added Maple Grove Days fireworks and flash photography pictures of the Northern Tower.
This wooden bridge crosses Elm Creek. The bridge is located in the Elm Creek Park Reserve and is part of the very extensive bike and hiking path system in the park. Cross-country ski trails cross over the bridge in the winter. I estimate that the bridge was built in early 2004 or late 2003. I have pictures from June 2004 of this bridge and a map of the park, and the bridge is not on the map at that time.
This bridge replaces the need to bike along Territorial Road, which is a very welcome relief and the trail system feels much more complete now. A few more benches and more garbage cans along the entire trail system would finish everything off well. Territorial Road has recently been shortened due to the Country Road 81 modifications. Now part of the bike trail over 81, that connects into Elm Creek Park Reserve, runs along the old Territorial Road location.
Location (I marked the location with a red star.):