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The old railroad tressle built in 1927 will be replaced this fall with a metal bridge that can carry more weight. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Akeley's old railroad tressle will be replaced by modern metal bridge

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The Akeley railroad trestle, built in 1927, according to Department of Natural Resources records, will be replaced with a modern, metal bridge this fall.

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The Akeley Council learned of the plans to replace the 314-foot structure this week. Engineers have determined the current bridge is capable of holding 1,500 pounds. The new 10-foot-wide bridge will carry 10,000 pounds, accommodating a snowmobile trail groomer.

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