Zumbrota Covered Bridge

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Zumbrota Covered Bridge
ZumbrotaCoveredBridge.jpg
The covered bridge in Zumbrota, Minnesota
Zumbrota Covered Bridge is located in Minnesota
Zumbrota Covered Bridge
Location West Ave over the North Fork of the Zumbro River
Nearest city Zumbrota, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°17′47″N 92°40′15″W / 44.29639°N 92.67083°W / 44.29639; -92.67083Coordinates: 44°17′47″N 92°40′15″W / 44.29639°N 92.67083°W / 44.29639; -92.67083
Built 1869
Architect Stafford Western Immigration Co.
MPS Rural Goodhue County MRA (AD)
NRHP Reference # 75000984
Added to NRHP February 20, 1975

The Zumbrota Covered Bridge is Minnesota's last remaining covered bridge. It has been restored and is located in Covered Bridge Park in Zumbrota, Minnesota.

History[edit]

The bridge was completed in November 1869 as a replacement for Zumbrota's original bridge which was destroyed by the spring flood of that year. The covered portion of the bridge was added in 1871. The bridge served until 1932 when it was moved to the fairgrounds. In 1997 the bridge was moved to its current location in Covered Bridge Park, about 100 yards from its original location.

In 1905 Zumbrota had a bridge often called "Zumbrota's second covered bridge" which spanned the Zumbro River, one-half mile upstream. It was a railroad bridge for the Duluth, Red Wing, and Southern Railroad.

References[edit]

Thompson, Robert R.; Conway Marvin; Jeff Solberg (2003). Zumbrota Minnesota: Bridging Past and Future: 1856-2006. G. Bradley Publishing, Inc. ISBN 0-943963-98-2. 

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