Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lester River Bridge - Historical Views

Duluth, MN
Highway 61

The original plans for the bridge:

General Plan for Earth Filled and Open Spandrel Arch Bridge over Lester River - 1924

Original plan sheet from 2010 preservation plan (MnDOT)
{MnDOT EDMS. (n.d.). Retrieved March 20, 2014, from http://dotapp7.dot.state.mn.us/cyberdocs_guest/Libraries/Default_Library/Groups/GUESTS/frameset.asp}


The Lester River Bridge inspired at least one postcard¹ (1933).

Lester River Bridge. Highway No. 1, Duluth, Minn.
Published by the Duluth Photo Engraving Company

Highway 61 was designated Highway 1 until sometime between 1932 and 1940.


Lester River Bridge


¹ Personal collection