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Hiking Bridge at Split Rock River won't be built

The most recent hiking bridge over the Split Rock River is seen in this 2016 photo. The bridge is no longer there. The most recent hiking bridge over the Split Rock River is seen in this 2016 photo. The bridge is no longer there. |  Photo: Jon Ellis/WDIO-TV file

Updated: July 08, 2020 09:40 PM

The board of the Superior Hiking Trail Association has decided not to build a bridge over the Split Rock River—citing cost and complexity.

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According to the board, the cost of the bridge would have been roughly $2,000 per foot.

Additionally, the site of the bridge would have been more than 2.5 miles from the nearest road, so supplies would have to be flown in by helicopter.

The board said people can still cross the river in places where water levels are low.

More information on the Superior Hiking Trail Association's decision can be found here.

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