Thanks to the long history of human activity in Minnesota, there are many old monuments and landmarks that tell the story of the state’s past. Some of the oldest, like Indian Mounds Regional Park and Jeffers Petroglyphs, show Minnesota’s ancient history. Others show a more recent – but still fascinating – history. That’s certainly the case for Minnesota’s oldest – and only – covered bridge. It’s been around since 1869, just 11 years after Minnesota’s statehood, and it still stands as a reminder of Minnesota history. Read on to learn about the history of the Zumbrota Covered Bridge:

Have you ever been to the Zumbrota Covered Bridge? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below! And if you can’t get enough of Minnesota’s historic bridges, you may be interested in our article about the 140-year-old Stone Arch Bridge.

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