Weather Forecast

The DNR has come up with a proposal to replace the Red Bridge with a steel bridge that would be similar to the one replaced recently near Akeley. (Architects' drawing)

DNR proposes Red Bridge be replaced

Email News Alerts

The Department of Natural Resources is proposing the iconic Red Bridge that crosses the Fish Hook River in Park Rapids be replaced.

The good news: The state will foot the entire cost.


However, some people are concerned that in the DNR's proposal the bridge wouldn't be red and would look much different than the current bridge. While DNR officials said they would be amenable to working with the city to paint the bridge red, the cost would fall to the city.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
(218) 631-2561