The replacement of a 57 year-old bridge that crosses international borders is leaving Minnesota and Canada with half a bridge each. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is giving away their half of the bridge that spans the Rainy River between Baudette and Canada.
As the Star Tribune reports, the free half-bridge has a catch. Anyone who wants it will have to haul it themselves and agree to a list of conditions. Transportation officials must approve of how the structure will be reused. The steel half-bridge has three spans and totals to about 624 feet in length.