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The old wooden trestle bridge over the Shallow River was a magnet for fish hooks and lures. (Photo courtesy David Schotzko / Minnesota DNR)

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A gap exists where the old Heartland Trail "railroad trestle" once stood.

Although thousands and thousands of bikers have crossed the bridge over the years, the weathered wooden structure was also well known for the variety of fish swimming around the submerged supports.


Every spring anglers would wander down the steps to the shoreline, casting their lines toward the manmade fish habitat.

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