The new river routes

Some video just posted on YouTube presents a reality many of us hadn’t considered before about the flooding in the Northland. It’s likely some things are never going to be the way they were before. Portions of some rivers and canals, in fact, are going to be in entirely different places than they were just a few days ago.

This video from Thompson, in the Jay Cooke State Park, is a perfect example. How do you fix this?

Also posted today is this video of the famous swinging bridge in the state park. Whatever is left of it can’t last much longer.

Duluth Flood 2012 Swinging Bridge Jay Cooke State Park HD 720p from Sparky Stensaas on Vimeo.

In happier times:

Swinging Bridge over the St. Louis River

Photo: Swinging Bridge over the St. Louis River by stpaulgirl, on Flickr