A History Of The Bong Bridge Linking Duluth And Superior

Heavier-than-expected traffic on the High Bridge — particularly truck traffic — and the deterioration of the Arrowhead Bridge were among the reasons that city and state officials started looking at a new span linking West Duluth and Superior in the late 1960s. In 1973, federal officials approved the route of the new high bridge carrying…
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Notable Northland Storms From The Past 150 Years

NOTABLE NORTHLAND STORMS Some of the major weather events that have affected the Northland in the past 150 years November 1872: A “great storm” wrecked the Duluth harbor breakwater “to such an extent as to expose the elevator, warehouses and docks on the lakeshore to serious damage,” according to a history of the harbor published…
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The History Of The Blatnik Bridge

It wasn’t long after the opening of the Arrowhead Bridge in 1927 that Duluth and Superior city officials and residents started chafing at the limitations — and the tolls — of the old Interstate Bridge, which still carried most vehicle traffic between the two cities. Duluth formed a citizens’ committee to look into ways of…
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History Of The Arrowhead Bridge

In the mid-1920s, complaints about delays in crossing the Interstate Bridge were mounting. Aside from the distant Oliver Bridge, it was the only option for vehicles to cross between Duluth and Superior. In 1925, a private firm called the Twin Ports Bridge Co. sought approval from Congress for a new cross-border span linking Superior to the…
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History Of The Oliver Bridge

As U.S. Steel announced plans to build a massive plant in what would become the Morgan Park neighborhood of Duluth in the early 1900s, there also was talk of building a new bridge across the St. Louis River in large part to serve that facility. In February 1908, the News Tribune reported work on the…
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