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Mendota Bridge

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | November 8, 2017

In 1926 the old Mendota bridge to Fort Snelling opened and was dedicated to the men of the 151st Field Artillery who had been killed in World War I.

Remember there's only a few days left to see WW1 America, which closes on November 11!