Repairs Finished on Historic Covered Bridge in Zumbrota
The roof on the historic bridge couldn't quite handle all the snow from our record-setting winter earlier this year, but it's back and ready-to-go now up in Zumbrota.
We'll all remember the Winter of 2019 for quite awhile because even though we started the year with pretty much no snow in January (after it melted in the rain over the holidays last year), Old Man Winter then decided to open up and dump a record amount of snow on us in February.
In fact, it was that big 'ol blizzard that hit Minnesota on February 24th of 2019 that proved to be just a bit too much for the Historic Covered Bridge in Zumbrota. Now even though it had endured 149 Minnesota winters before last year, all that snow on that fateful day caused the roof on the last remaining bridge of its type here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes to cave in.
Luckily, though, Zumbrota officials had already envisioned such a thing happening and had plans to restore the historic structure ready to go. So once things warmed up-- finally-- last spring, crews went ahead and started repairing the roof of the covered bridge. (Which meant that if you happened by Zumbrota at any time last summer or fall, the Historic Covered Bridge was really only the Historic Kinda-Covered Bridge, as crews installed worked to install new supports before putting the roof back on.)
But now, as this KTTC-TV story says, the repairs are done and the bridge is covered once again-- just in time for another brutal Minnesota winter! Which is a good thing, seeing as the 123-foot pedestrian bridge is also listed on the National List of Historic Places.