A historic landmark at a Minnesota State Park is about to reopen to the public after flooding destroyed it. Park goers will finally be able to walk across the swinging bridge at Jay Cooke State Park next week. Rushing water from the St. Louis River tore it apart during flooding in the Duluth area two summers ago. Park historian Kristine Hiller says the swinging bridge, originally built in 1924, has a long history at the scenic park.
A replacement for the historic swinging bridge at Jay Cooke State Park should be in place just in time for the fall color season.
More than four months after historic flood severely damaged highway access to Jay Cooke State Park, it will reopen to the public at 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, says the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.