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Mississippi River Headwater Log Bridge

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Deck view

Photo taken by Roger Deschner in June 2018

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #432318

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Description 

The first actual bridge that is raised above the water of the Mississippi River. That is, when crossing it, you do not get your feet wet. It has no railings, as it is simply a large log split lengthwise.

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over Mississippi River on Pedestrian Pathway
Location
Clearwater County, Minnesota
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Design
Large log split lengthwise and laid across river
Dimensions
Total length: 15.0 ft.
Deck width: 2.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.23971, -95.20797   (decimal degrees)
47°14'23" N, 95°12'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/332893/5234167 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
1475 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 82396 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 7, 2021: New photo from John Christeson
  • July 29, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 29, 2018: Added by Roger Deschner

Sources 

  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • John Christeson - john_christeson [at] yahoo [dot] com