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DNR stands firm on Fall River bike trail bridge

The Gitchi Gami State Trail section from Cutface Creek to Grand Marais will include a bridge like this over the Fall River.
The Gitchi Gami State Trail section from Cutface Creek to Grand Marais will include a bridge like this over the Fall River.

In October, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced its decision on the construction of a bridge over the Fall River in Grand Marais for the Gitchi Gami Bike Trail.

The location of the bridge had garnered support of the Gitchi Gami Trail Association, Visit Cook County and the Cook County Chamber, as well as many bicyclists. However, the placement of the bridge near a Fall River waterfall was -- and continues to be – a disappointment to some North Shore community members.

Rhonda Silence checks in with the DNR to learn more about the decision.

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