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Bygones: 100 years ago, Park Pointers said the Aerial Bridge had outlived its usefulness

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.

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News Tribune, Oct. 3, 1982

  • This year's Twin Ports shipping season has been dismal, due mainly to the slowdown in the steel industry. Duluth Port Director Davis Helberg has predicted total shipments of less than 30 million metric tons, down from 36.4 million tons last year.
  • Advocates of a proposal to build a Burlington Bay marina complex in Two Harbors face several obstacles — financial, political, and legal — before construction can begin. Plans call for a 120-slip boat basin adjacent to the Highway 61 Tourist Information Center.

News Tribune, Oct. 3, 1922

  • Forest rangers fighting the fires south of Meadowlands yesterday dropped back to the St. Louis River to make a last stand. Officials last night said Brookston did not appear to be in immediate danger unless the wind were to change direction.
  • Several Park Point residents told the Duluth City Council yesterday the Aerial Bridge is insufficient to handle the necessary traffic. They argued that the bridge has outlived its usefulness and needs to be replaced by either a bascule bridge or a lift bridge.
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Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.
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