Tuesday, April 28, 2009

About Lake Minnetonka Bridges - and more!

There are 18 bridges over channels on Lake Minnetonka. The following list gives the vertical clearance under bridges (the lowest bridge is used if there is more than one over the channel) to the normal lake elevation 929.4 ft. This information is important, especially for watercraft with flying bridges or masts.
Arcola 14.75'
Forest Lake 11.7'
Narrows 18.25'
Black Lake 9.75
Grays Bay 14.3'
Noerenberg 12.7'
Boy Scout 7'
Halsted Bay 15'
St. Albans Bay 12.5'
Carson’s Bay 5.7'
Hendrickson 15'
Seton Lake 12.7'
Coffee 13.5'
Libbs Lake 8.8' Tanager Lake 10.2'
Emerald Lake 12.3'
Lost Lake 11.1'
Zimmermans Pass 11.5'

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Even the most primitive human communities must often have created bridges from material lying easily to hand. Hunters and
gatherers follow favourite paths; streams need to be crossed. A fallen tree can be dragged into position to serve as a plank. Forest tendrils may be intertwined as an elementary suspension bridge. Or rafts can be tied together in a pontoon.

- Yes folks, it is all about ratings.
The pictures above are: Gray's Bay Bridge, Bridge on the River Kwai, Loydd Bridges, Bridget Bardot and I have gracefully omitted my shots of my dental bridge.


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