Letter dated February 5, 1887 from Brig. General, Chief of Army Engineers James C. Duane to Senator Dwight M. Sabin indicating that the War Department has no authority over shortening the pontoon draws, as the bridge was built under the authority of the Minnesota Legislature.
View of the collapsed bridge after the well-drillling rig broke through while crossing on April 18, 1914. Notice the horse and wagon in the river. A few days before this, Marie Binger Bailey's uncle, Bernard Binger, had crossed the bridge with two loads of lumber. His daughter wrote: "The Angels are here."
Image of new steel bridge over Beaver River near Beaver Bay, Minnesota. Completed during the Trunk Highway 1 project, now known as Scenic Highway 61. A second, older bridge appears beneath the new bridge. Grand opening of the highway was celebrated in 1925, construction north of Two Harbors began 1922.
Image of a group of men leveling the ground behind a steam powered machine. A man appears in the foreground, seated on a second piece of equipment. Bridge over the Beaver River near Beaver Bay, Minnesota. Completed during the Trunk Highway 1 project, now known as Scenic Highway 61.
Letter dated January 20, 1911 from E. J. Miller, Minnesota Highway Department to Stillwater City Engineer J. Abercrombie regarding the life expectancy, suggested method of repars and posted speed and wieght limits of the existing Stillwater pontoon bridge