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Zumbrota in Goodhue County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

"The Old Covered Bridge"

Finished November 1869

 
 
"The Old Covered Bridge" Marker image. Click for full size.
July 24, 2022
1. "The Old Covered Bridge" Marker
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This bridge spans the time from the 19th to the 21st century

This authentic 116 foot long covered bridge is the last in Minnesota. It was moved to this location in the city of Zumbrota on March 4, 1997.

The restoration and relocation of the bridge as a beautiful and practical way to cross the river resulted from the combined efforts of the citizens of Zumbrota and the members the Covered Bridge Society;

"In the spirit of respect for the past, determination and resolve in the present, and optimism and faith in the future."

Our special thanks and gratitude to the Federal and Minnesota Departments of Transportation, Goodhue County Highway Department, Minnowa Construction Inc. of Harmony, MN and Goldschmidt Building Movers of St. James, MN.

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges series list. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1869.
 
Location. 44° 17.765′ N, 92° 40.221′ W. Marker is in Zumbrota, Minnesota, in Goodhue County. Marker
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is on West Avenue, 0.1 miles north of West 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north. Located by the Zumbrota Covered Bridge in Zumbrota. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Zumbrota MN 55992, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zumbrota Covered Bridge (here, next to this marker); Zumbrota Covered Bridge Today (a few steps from this marker); Zumbrota Covered Bridge 1970-1997 (within shouting distance of this marker); Zumbrota Covered Bridge 1932-1969 (within shouting distance of this marker); Zumbrota Covered Bridge 1869-1932 (within shouting distance of this marker); First Congregational Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Zumbrota (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Claybank Pits (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zumbrota.
 
"The Old Covered Bridge" Marker & the Zumbrota Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
July 24, 2022
2. "The Old Covered Bridge" Marker & the Zumbrota Covered Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2022. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2022.

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