The iconic Swinging Bridge at Jay Cooke State Park will reopen to the public at 11 a.m. Friday, according to park officials. The bridge was damaged during flooding on the St. Louis River in June 2012. Crews have just finished a $1.1 million reconstruction of the 219-foot pedestrian bridge. The steel bridge is the primary access to a network of trails on the south side of the river.
A media event will be held at 11 a.m. Friday to celebrate the reopening of the bridge. Jay Cooke State Park is just west of Duluth on Minnesota Highway 210 near Carlton.