Swinging Bridge close to completion following 2012 flood

By KBJR News 1

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Swinging Bridge close to completion following 2012 flood

October 1, 2013 Updated Oct 1, 2013 at 6:39 PM CST

Carlton, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The popular Swinging Bridge at Jay Cooke State Park is close to being fully repaired following last year's devastating floods.

A picture snapped Tuesday showed workers putting in the final section on the pedestrian bridge.

DNR officials say once complete, the bridge will be more historically accurate because it will have log rails instead of metal rails.

Last year's flood was the second time the bridge, built in the early 1920s, was wiped out by high waters.

The bridge should reopen within the next few weeks.

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