Zumbrota Covered Bridge Expected to Reopen Next Month
Each town has its iconic landmark. For Rochester, we have the corncob water tower and for Zumbrota, it is their covered bridge. According to KTTC, in Febuary the bridge took a hit from bad weather. They said that the roof collapsed, which meant the town had to shut it down to fix it.
In the article, Zumbrota Mayor Bradley Drenckhahn talked about how important this landmark is to the town. It was stated that folks from the town have even volunteered in the rebuilding process to help get this iconic landmark back in use. If that doesn't say how much the town love the bridge, I don't know what does. One of the local businesses also recognized the importance of the bridge and donated some materials.
I did not know this but, the Zumbrota Covered Bridge is the only of its kind in Minnesota. That means it is not only important to the town, it is also important to tourists. When you have something that draws people into your town, it is a win for everyone because those tourists are more than likely going to spend money in the town when they come to see the landmark.
Well... construction is expected to wrap up mid- November if everything goes to plan. The hope is that the weather will hold out for a few more weeks, so the mid-November date will doable. The article says when construction is complete, Mayor Drenckhahn plans on doing some sort of party to celebrate this great landmark.
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