Type: Rejected New Portal Submission
Portal Title: Historic Rock Island Bridge Rails Tribute
City, region: Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota USA
Location: 44.853361, -93.013971
Reason: This Portal candidate does not meet the criteria required for approval.
The historic Rock Island Swing Bridge has been a staple of our area since it's construction in 1894. It not only permitted motor vehicles to cross the Mississippi, but also train traffic overhead. The city of Inver Grove Heights and Dakota County have been working to create a regional bike and walking path along the historic Mississippi river and this trail head is a new construction section of that trail. These rails that were an original part of the rails that trains used to cross at this juncture. They were reinstalled as a tribute to the trains that crossed at this point. You can clearly see the rails being placed between two walking paths to and from it in the attached pictures. I hope that this portal candidate will have a successful appeal as it is an important historic part of our community. Thanks!