Jay Cooke State Park Suspension Bridge
History and significance
Nicknamed the “Swinging Bridge,” the 220-foot pedestrian bridge with a 126-foot main suspension span crosses the St. Louis River in Carlton County. The suspension superstructure is carried on massive stone-clad, reinforced-concrete pylons. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built the bridge in 1934 to replace an earlier suspension bridge at the site. High water damaged the bridge in the 1940s, 1950s, and again in 2012, necessitating a major reconstruction of the suspension system and other parts of the bridge.
The bridge is a contributing resource to the Jay Cooke State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style Historic District.
Jay Cooke State Park (Carlton County)
Latitude, Longitude: 46.653722, -92.370504