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Stone Bridge, CSAH 17 spanning Grand Portage Creek, Grand Portage, Cook County, MN

Stone Bridge, CSAH 17 spanning Grand Portage Creek, Grand Portage, Cook County, MN

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Significance: The Stone Bridge is significant for its association with the Civilian Conservation Corps-Indian Division (CCC-ID). Minnesota Chippewa enrolled in CCC-ID camps throughout the state, including the one at Grand Portage, which was established in 1936. Grand Portage camp enrollees participated in numerous projects, including the construction of this span. Although the CCC-ID seems to have generally constructed timber stringer spans, this one was built with ARMCO multi-plate arches and native stone to create a rustic structure based on examples from the National Park Service's 1935 Park Structures and Facilities design book. The bridge's location on the route accessing the Grand Portage band's community facilities has made it an important community landmark since its completion in 1938. In addition, this may be the only CCC-ID-built bridge remaining in the state of Minnesota.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1664
Survey number: HAER MN-126
Building/structure dates: 1938 Initial Construction



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