Repairs planned for historic Granite Falls bridge


(Photo courtesy of the Granite Falls Advocate Tribune)

Spanning the Minnesota River in downtown Granite Falls, it looks like a mini Brooklyn Bridge

The Minnesota suspension bridge is only for foot traffic, but it is related to the big city structure.

Both were designed by the same firm, the Roebling Company.

The Granite Falls Advocate Tribune reports that the 87-year-old pedestrian bridge in the southwest Minnesota community is going to get some much-needed fixing.

For many people, the best known images of the bridge may be when it’s submerged in a springtime flood:


(Photo courtesy of the Granite Falls Advocate Tribune)

During times of high water, people often wonder if the bridge can survive the onslaught. It long has. But the rehab should make it better able to withstand any future floods.


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