Now THAT'S a bridge
There's a program coming up regarding historical bridges at Winona, which hopefully will call attention to the importance of the decisions now being made about a new bridge that will "twin" the existing bridge there. If you care about the river -- and if you think the bridge at Wabasha, for example, is an abomination (except for the center span), you'll want to tune in to this issue.
Here's the news release:
Crossing the Mississippi River
February 20, 12:05 p.m. at the Winona County History Center
Winona County Historical Society archivist, Walt Bennick, will share a PowerPoint presentation about the Mississippi River, first a main transportation route to Winona, but soon a transportation barrier, and how the citizens of Winona overcame this problem over the years. The Food For Thought learning series takes place several Wednesdays each month at the Winona County History Center. Lectures, Films and Book Chats begin at 12:05 p.m. and last approximately one hour (unless otherwise noted). Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch. Coffee is served. All are free and open to the public. Find more programs at www.winonahistory.org or call 507-454-2723.