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Zumbrota residents celebrate the re-opening of the historic Covered Bridge

ZUMBROTA, Minn. (FOX 47) -- It's a small town's symbolic site and the only covered bridge in Minnesota, and it is finally restored after construction is wrapped up.

A hearty Minnesota winter proved to be too much for The Historic Zumbrota Covered Bridge when the roof gave in earlier this year.

The 150 year old structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

After a long project estimated at about $300,000, the community celebrated a re-opening of the beloved site.

Zumbrota Mayor Brad Drenckhahn .

"We didn't want the year to end without celebrating its 150th year in a positive note, and today sure was that. You saw the number of people that showed up today in support of the bridge. I think you can tell how much it means to everyone," Zumbrota Mayor Brad Drenckhahn said.

The town is now looking forward to the Covered Bridge Festival on the third weekend in June, and celebrating in a big way once again.

Ubah Ali

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