Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Minnesota and International Railway Trestle at Blackduck (NRHP)


Fall 2014

Fall 2014

Fall 2014


This trestle is located in Blackduck 0.25 miles north of the junction of CSAH 39 and the abandoned M & I line. The site was listed 2/5/2014. (http://nrhp.mnhs.org/NRDetails.cfm?NPSNum=13001144  OR  http://www.nps.gov/nR/feature/places/13001144.htm)

Unfortunately, the trestle has been seriously damaged by fire:

From the Bemidji Pioneer - Historic Blackduck bridge set ablaze by arsonist, authorities say - April 13, 2015

http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/region/3721278-update-historic-blackduck-bridge-set-ablaze-arsonist-authorities-say

(Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)


The Minnesota and International ran between Bemidji and International Falls with a spur to Kelliher. The Paul Bunyan and Blue Ox recreational trails now make use of the abandoned grade.

M & I in Beltrami County