(My husband had some work in Grand Marais, which is about 110 miles north of Duluth. While hubby was working I explored the town. This is an arty touristy town. The population is 1,350. I visited the Grand Marais Artist colony and the North House Folk School.
We played tourist with my husband’s 80-something year old father and his friend. The flowers on Canal Park are still beautiful. After coming home from a trip where we were the tourists it is fun to compare our city to others. These flowers are on the medium of Canal Park Drive, most of the flowers in the area are still in bloom and quite lovely.
My camera caught this young man in mid air. I took my dog for a walk today and lots of people were enjoying Lester Park on the eastern edge of Duluth. I’m not sure if this is the area that’s referred to as “The Deeps” or not. I took this from the entrance of a foot bridge that is closed because of damage in the flood of June 2012. I saw a sign there today that referred to Lester creek, but I think that it is Lester River, I’ve never heard anyone say Lester Creek.
From Wikipedia: The Richard I. Bong Memorial Bridge, also known as the Bong Bridge, connects Duluth, Minnesota with Superior, Wisconsin via U.S. Highway 2. Opened on October 25, 1985, it is roughly 11,800 feet (3,600 meters) long. About 8,300 feet (2,500 meters) of that length is over water. It crosses over the Saint Louis Bay that drains into Lake Superior. The bridge’s namesake, Richard Ira Bong, was a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and was named the United States’ all time “Ace of Aces“. The bridge was originally to be named the Arrowhead Bridge after the old wood trestle-bascule bridge which it replaced in 1985. The bridge’s central suspension section is made of Japanese steel.
And if you want a source other than Wikipedia (becuase a good journalist never uses Wikipedia as a primary source, here is a webpage about the Bong Bridge from John Weeks. http://www.johnweeks.com/river_stlouis/pages/stlL06.html