Covered Bridge Dedication

Some times local news is better. The AP has sent out the news that the covered bridge dedication is Friday the 13th WRONG ! it is tomorrow SATURDAY the 14th. Everything else you read in the Star Tribune,WCtrib, KSTP wa incorrect.
The Newsleaders Waite Park » News had it correct

Lions to celebrate state's longest-covered bridge

Thursday, June 12, 2008 1:11 PM EDT

The Holdingford Lions, on behalf of the Holdingford Community, invite the public to celebrate the dedication of the newest covered bridge in Minnesota. The dedication will take place at the bridge that is one block west of Main and Cedar Streets in Holdingford on Saturday, June 14. The day will begin at 8 a.m., with the ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. After that, 300+ bikers will participate in the Carmel Roll Ride on the Lake Wobegon Regional Trail. Invitations have been sent to Gov. Pawlenty and Garrison Keillor and state and local representatives.

The Holdingford Lions built the covered bridge on the Lake Wobegon Trail over Two Rivers River in Holdingford with the help of the U.S. Army Reserves. The Lake Wobegon Trail is used by bicyclists and walkers during the summer and by snowmobilers in the winter.

“The trail is one of the most beautiful biking/hiking trails in America with many great views, wildlife, farmland, creeks, lakes and hills,” said Joe Christensen, secretary of the Holdingford Lions.

This bridge is now the longest covered bridge in Minnesota and one of the longest covered bridges on a trail anywhere.

“The Lions feel the covered bridge will increase tourism to the community and improve our economic development,” Christensen said. “This bridge cover will also improve the safety and aesthetic quality of the bridge.