Historic Bridges of Southeast Minnesota (Landmarks) (Paperback)

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Historic Bridges of Southeast Minnesota (Landmarks) (Paperback)

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Minnesota is often called the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but it could also be called the Land of 20,000 Bridges.

During the early days of the state, the Mississippi River and its many tributaries barred and disrupted transportation and commerce. To span these obstacles, communities battled to build and maintain bridges. Their efforts created a variety of bridge designs and purposes--from small hiking and biking bridges to concrete beams across rural rivers. Across the area, one can behold wonders like the beautiful Stone Arch Bridge, the La Crescent Swing Bridge, the Point Douglas Drawbridge, the elegant Winona Main Channel Bridge as well as other massive structures crossing the Mississippi.

Studying and photographing these amazing structures, local author Steve Gardiner celebrates the innovation and determination of Southeast Minnesota.

Product Details ISBN: 9781467154666
ISBN-10: 1467154660
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: September 11th, 2023
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Landmarks