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Travel theme-Bridges

Ailsa’s(Where’s my backpack) theme this week is bridges.  Please check out more entries for this week at this link. There are some great ones again this week.  This was fun because I found some oldies but goodies!  

First one from the past is  Miss M and me on the bridge near our cabin in Akeley:

Sitting on the bridge

Another one from the past.  Miss M and me on the Stone Arch bridge in Minneapolis near my work place.  Hubby stayed home with her during her first year and they came to have lunch with me one day and we took a walk.  You can see the ill-fated 35W bridge through the railing in the distance, about 6 years prior to its collapse:

stone arch bridge

The Stone Arch Bridge:

stone arch bridge 2

The 3rd Avenue bridge and falls:

3rd avenue bridge, falls

Next, let’s go to northern Minnesota and one of our favorite places to camp, Jay Cooke State Park.  Sadly, the swinging bridge washed away last summer after torrential rains produced the worst flooding in the area in 40 years.

Yes, it was a huge amount of water to come up that high to take out that bridge!  We make reservations for a particular spot in their campground every year and there was so much damage that the park closed and everyone that had reservations got refunds.  We were very disappointed but of course we understood.  Hopefully we’ll be able to go this summer.  Here are a couple more photos of the swinging bridge from years past:

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