[The NP bridge is in the middle by the grain elevator. The bridge behind that one was the Interstate Bridge.]
The grain elevator in the background is the 1898 General Mills/Great Northern Grain Elevator "S" and "X".
|David Schauer posted
Amtrak's Northstar with a late morning arrival to the Twin Ports is seen crossing BN's Wisconsin Draw with the Great Northern elevator as an impressive backdrop. Superior, WI - early 1983
Steve Anderson: They blew that bridge up in 1984. I saw it on WDIO News.
Bradley Massengill: In superior / duluth, the passenger main line was pulled out along with Wisconsin and Minnesota drawbridges, so a ten minute crossing now takes an hour via grassy point drawbridge,
[So the southern swing bridge is called the Wisconsin Draw, and the northern swing bridge is called the Minnesota draw.]
According to John Weeks, the Interstate Bridge was built by GN and this bridge was built by NP.
|1953 Duluth and 1954 Superior Quad @ 24,000
"This photo was clipped from the program for the dedication ceremony for the new I-535 Blatnik Bridge over the harbor connecting Duluth (on the near side) to Superior (on the far side). The Great Northern Interstate Bridge is located just to the left of the Blatnik Bridge. The Northern Pacific Saint Louis Bay Bridge is located on the right side of the photo. The Minnesota Draw swingspan is located in the foreground, while the Wisconsin Draw swingspan is located at the far right edge of the photograph."