CORRE was recently successful in securing the City of Eau Claire’s Soo Line S-Bridge to the State Register and is currently awaiting anticipated approval at the National Level. This steel Warren Truss bridge was built in 1910 at the height of the lumber industry by the Minneapolis Steel and Machinery Company. Deemed eligible to the National Register of Historical Places in 1998, the bridge was converted to a trail in 2002 and declared an Eau Claire landmark.
CORRE’s team of professional historians got to work tackling the research, paperwork, and coordination necessary to secure this railroad bridge’s rightful status. It’s shape, design, and landmark designation were key factors to getting the official nomination approved.