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Minnesota’s Only Covered Bridge

On a recent Saturday afternoon, we took a ride to Zumbrota, Minnesota to explore Minnesota’s only covered bridge which is listed in the National Historic Registery.

When we entered town, we didn’t immediately spot any signs that pointed us in the right direction. Eventually, one sign pointed us towards a park — an 85 acre park named Covered Bridge Park. How appropriate.

The day was overcast but there were quite a few people in the park picnicking and enjoying the day. Looking to the left, we spotted what we thought was the entrance to the bridge.

Zumbrota Covered Bridge, Zumbrota, Minnesota

Zumbrota Covered Bridge, Zumbrota, Minnesota

To the left of the trees is a paved walkway which makes this bridge handicapped accessible.

Zumbrota Covered Bridge

Zumbrota Covered Bridge

Cute sign, eh?

Zumbrota Covered Bridge

Zumbrota Covered Bridge

When I entered, memories of the movie Bridges of Madison County came to mind. I wonder if anyone has ever taken photos of bridges in Minnesota, covered or uncovered.

Oooohhh, a tad dark in here.

Zumbrota Covered Bridge

Zumbrota Covered Bridge

There are windows (no glass) that you can look out through to see the Zumbro River.

Zumbrota Covered Bridge

Zumbrota Covered Bridge

Ahhh, pretty.

View of Zumbro River

View of Zumbro River

Here’s a view of the inside of the roof.

Zumbrota Covered Bridge

Zumbrota Covered Bridge

And another view … you suppose there are any spiders here?

Zumbrota Covered Bridge

Zumbrota Covered Bridge

Here’s the other entance of the bridge …

Zumbrota Covered Bridge

Zumbrota Covered Bridge

And looking back, here’s where we entered …

Zumbrota Covered Bridge

Zumbrota Covered Bridge

Zumbrota Covered Bridge

Zumbrota Covered Bridge

A nice warm overcast day for a walk on a bridge.

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