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The Red River Bridge

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The Red River Bridge

It takes a community to build a bridge.

 

From unloading the truck that brought the materials…

Photo by Sharon Robertson

 

To hauling the scaffolding in (and out!)…

Photo by Roberta Laidlaw

 

Volunteers came from all over the state to be part of the missing link connecting the SHT to the Wisconsin border…

Photo provided by Herb Nichols

 

They balanced, aligned, measured, double-checked, and sweated…

Photo by Roberta Laidlaw

 

For days…

Photo by Sharon Robertson

 

Even when it seemed close to being finished, there was more to haul…

Photo by Roberta Laidlaw

 

Meanwhile, other volunteers tackled nearby challenges…

Photo by Keith Myrmel

 

And the bridge took shape…

Photo by Roberta Laidlaw

 

The decking was added, which is rather crucial…

Photo by Roberta Laidlaw

 

And then it was finished!

Photo by Denny Caneff

 

THANK YOU to all who came to help! The project went more quickly and smoothly than anticipated, even with the things that we didn’t anticipate! We could not have done it without our trail community that loves and supports the Superior Hiking Trail. Thank you, volunteers!

Thank you to REI for their generous contribution to this and other trail projects through their 2015 Every Trail Connects Campaign!