Minneopa Bridge Construction 08 Aug 12

Visitors to Minneopa State Park will have reduced views of the park’s twin waterfalls while the 90-year-old bridge between them is being rebuilt. The work will begin in mid-August, and is expected to last into October. DNR Spokesperson Scott Roemhildt says the best view of the lower falls will no longer be available from the easiest route, although a roughly half-mile hike to the other side will get a park visitor there. That route will not be handicap-accessible. Views of the two falls from the bridge won’t be available, but the rest of the park won’t be affected. Minneopa means “Water Falling Twice” in Dakota. The DNR says the twin waterfalls’ 45-foot total drop makes them the largest in southern Minnesota.