Jay Cooke Swinging Bridge Should Be Back By Fall

By KBJR News 1

April 6, 2013 Updated Apr 8, 2013 at 12:39 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The historic swinging bridge at Jay Cooke State Park should be back up by this fall.

The bridge was destroyed by flooding last June, but the support systems remain intact.

DNR spokesperson, Cheri Zeppelin, says construction should begin in May and be done by late August or early September.

She says the bridge will be more historically accurate with log rails instead of the metal rails that were in place before the flood.

A contractor for the project is expected to be announced in the next week.