Coffee Street Walking Bridge – Lanesboro, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 43° 43.297 W 091° 58.717
15T E 582270 N 4841461
Quick Description: This sign tells about the historical Coffee Street Walking Bridge and is on the walking/biking trail that runs through town.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 12/23/2017 12:16:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMXBVF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
This sign tells about the historical Coffee Street Walking Bridge and is on the walking/biking trail that runs through town. The text reads:

Coffee Street Walking Bridge: Built in 1893 by the Chicago Bridge Company, the historic Coffee Street Bridge was Lanesboro’s first bridge from the west across the Root River.

Prior to the construction of the Coffee Street Bridge, several bridges throughout the area had been damaged and destroyed by floodwaters. This bridge was a hopeful project to create a structure using modern masonry techniques; residents celebrated its construction, declaring, “The new iron bridge will fill a long felt want and we hope it will stay by us longer than the other ones did.”

With the support of the Lanesboro community, the historic restoration of the Coffee Street Bridge was completed in 2003.
Lanesboro History Series
Marker Type:: City

Visit Instructions:
A photo of the 'Marker' or 'Plaque' is required to identify the location, plus a picture of the 'Historic Site'.
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