The Northern Pacific used to control all traffic entering Duluth. [ZenithCity (other pages have other bridges)]
|Marco Delgado posted|
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
[It looks like UP's Big Boy motivated some interesting drone photos.]
|Paul Scinocca posted|
Great Lakes Fleet vessel, John G Munson passing the Grassy Point Bridge this morning [June 6, 2017], on the way to the Reiss dock to discharge limestone.
|John Weeks III|
The photo above is looking due north from the vicinity of the east end of the old Arrowhead Bridge in Superior towards the swing span of the Grassy Point Bridge. The main span of the Bong Bridge is located just north of the railroad bridge.
|Terry White posted|
John.G. Munson passing through the Grassy Point Draw on her way up to the C. Reiss Terminal to unload her stone load in West Duluth this morning. [June 6, 2017]
|Dan Mackey posted|
Aerial view of Grassy Point Drawbridge connecting Superior, WI to Duluth, MN over the St. Louis River. bridge heritage NP/BN/BNSF.
June 3, 2006, my photo
| Rich Hoeg, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, flickr.com/photos/northstarnerd/ via Historic Bridges|
"This railroad bridge is noted for its very large swing span." [430']
[The C Reiss Coal Dock is in the background.]
|Matthew Pahs, September 2009|
[What caught my eye was not only the fallen flag locomotives, but it appears the approaches are still wooden.]
|Screenshot from a video that Paul Scinocca shared|
JohnG Munson departing Reiss Terminal, passing through Grassy Point this Sunday evening [May 7, 2017] in Duluth. Video sped up 16x.
[Several comments noted he was rather close to the bridge.]
This ship stayed closer to the middle of the span.
|David Schauer posted|
Storied laker s/s Arthur M. Anderson eases past BNSF's Grassy Point swing bridge after unloading limestone at C. Reiss and shifting to CN-Hallett Dock 5 to load BFT. Duluth - October 4, 2021
|David Schauer posted|
Steamer Arthur M. Anderson threading the needle through BNSF's Grassy Point swing bridge. If you look close you can see group member Jeffrey Doty standing on the Bong Bridge to capture his excellent overhead view posted previously. A low cloud ceiling reflected city lights giving off a neat glow. The Anderson was headed to C. Reiss with limestone. 11/29/2021
And this would be the photo that Jeffery took:
|Jeffrey Doty posted|
Fresh snow and ice greet the Arthur M Anderson as it passes under the Bong Bridge last night.
|Scott's Canal Captures posted|
Lee A. Tregurtha (1942) US, 826 feet long, 29,400 ton carrying capacity, owned/operated by Interlake Steamship Co. Info provided by: Know Your Ships.
Scott Bjorklund shared
A wide-angle view of the Tregurtha passing through the 1912-built Grassy Point Swing Bridge on the St. Louis River the other night. The G-tug Arkansas (1909) assisted her away from the dock on departure, most likely due to a mechanical issue (November 30th, 2021).
|Chris Mazzella posted|
Michigan Trader/Dirk Vanenkevort passing through the Grass Point Bridge after unloading stone at the Reiss Coal Dock in West Duluth.
[The "blue bridge" is the Bong Bridge.]
|Dan Mackey posted a 2:00 video with the comment: "In my quest to catch the CP cross from Duluth to Superior, my timing was good to catch Grassy Point Draw swing to the close position. You don’t realize how noisy the Bong bridge is until you try taking a video🤪 I highly recommend turning the volume down if you watch this."|
John West: So is this bridge automated or is there a tender on the bridge?
Dan Mackey: John West it’s a manned bridge.
Dan Mackey shared
A short video of the railroad swing bridge between Duluth, MN & Superior, WI
Ted Gregory: Pretty cool! Who owns the bridge and what railroads run on it?
Dan Mackey: Ted Gregory it’s former NP/BN now BNSF. It’s used by the BNSF, CP and UP