One of my all time favorite places to visit in Rochester is the
It was built in 1934 and closed in 2006 deemed structurally deficient!
There is talk that funding will be available in 2014,
to begin repairs on this historic bridge and dam.
I usually visit several times a year,
The area involves Mayowood lake, the bridge and dam.
On the left is the still reflecting waters of Mayowood Lake
On the right is the the raging water as it passes through the dam
and follows the path of the Zumbro River.
This sign makes me giggle, but I suppose if I go down with the bridge
the authorities could say, "we told you to stay off the bridge"
Last Saturday, my oldest son Brice and husband were along on this little excursion
My son was very interested in these two items
He ventured through the fence to explore what was under this contraption
He discovered a large door that at one time was lifted by this pulley system, to let water through on the side of the dam. Not sure the purpose but for now it eased his curiosity.
I hope the repairs wont change the looks of Mayowood bridge,
For now I'll just enjoy it as it is, a beautiful historic landmark!