Friday, July 1, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 1

July 1, 1931 - The new Stillwater bridge, designed to be a vertical lift bridge, opened on this date. “The first person to cross the bridge was young Topper Jackson of Stillwater, who bicycled across as soon as the barriers were taken down at 10:05 a.m. The total cost of the project was $460,000, shared equally by the state of Minnesota and Wisconsin.”

Stillwater Bridge

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain July 1, 2016,
as long as acknowledgement included.


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