MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Pine County Sheriff Office says a snowmobile bridge over the Snake River known to many as “The Million Dollar Bridge” was found burned on Saturday.
According to law enforcement, it appears someone “intentionally had a fire on the bridge, which burned a hole into it.”READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 3 Deaths, 882 New Cases Reported; 52% Of Minnesotans 16 And Older Are Fully Vaccinated
The Department of Natural Resources had deemed the bridge unsafe to cross in the past, resulting in its closure.
Then around 8 a.m. on Saturday morning, the DNR’s Division of Forestry responded to a report of a structure fire along St. Croix Road, east of Pine City.READ MORE: Teen Falls 5 Stories In Fruen Mill, Seriously Injured
On scene they found that the bridge had been damaged.
The Pine County Sheriff’s Office and Pine City Fire Department are also on the investigation.MORE NEWS: 'Absolutely Check Your Policies': Breezy Point Couple Learns COVID's Effect On Insurance The Hard Way
Anyone that has information related to the fire is asked to call law enforcement.