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Jay Cooke State Park Suspension Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #159167

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension bridge over St. Louis River on Pedestrian Pathway
Location
Carlton County, Minnesota
Status
Bridge was restored after 2010 flood and is now open to the public!
History
Built 1923; destroyed by flood 2010; restored and reopened 2013
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Total length: 220.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.65357, -92.37046   (decimal degrees)
46°39'13" N, 92°22'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/548169/5166860 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Esko
Inventory number
BH 44624 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 18, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Moved the thing from "closed" to "open"
  • November 18, 2013: Updated by Matt Lohry: Updated status: this bridge has been reopened.
  • April 8, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Bridge is not lost and is to be restored.
  • June 22, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: The bridge was severely damaged by flooding. Still drooping in the river.
  • May 20, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated GPS coordinates
  • March 27, 2010: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Jay Cooke State Park Suspension Bridge
Posted November 18, 2013, by Matt Lohry

This bridge has been restored and is now open to the public!

http://news.dnr.state.mn.us/2013/11/01/swinging-bridge-reope...

Jay Cooke State Park Suspension Bridge
Posted April 8, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

News article about the repair of this bridge:

http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2013/04/01/fema-and-hsem-pr...

Jay Cooke State Park Suspension Bridge
Posted July 4, 2012, by Jake (simpspin [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The local news has now said the State park surrounding this bridge is going to be closed until further notice and there's some footage of the badly damaged bridge here:

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/18951495/flooding-close...

Jay Cooke State Park Suspension Bridge
Posted June 24, 2012, by Robert Thompson

Comparing the photos at the top with the news photo, that was an AMAZING amount of water roaring through the gorge. For those of you not familiar with Jay Cooke State Park, it is the spot where the St. Louis River descends 600 feet from the Canadian Shield to Lake Superior.

Jay Cooke State Park Suspension Bridge
Posted June 21, 2012, by Anonymous

DAMN

Jay Cooke State Park Suspension Bridge
Posted June 21, 2012, by Jake (simpspin [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Image as of this morning from StarTribune.com

Jay Cooke State Park Suspension Bridge
Posted June 20, 2012, by Richard Steiner (rsteiner [at] visi [dot] com)

21 June 2012 2:17am EDT: This bridge has been heavily damaged, if not destroyed, by the recent flooding in the Duluth MN area.