Ms. Milfoil and the Professor
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Cache is a 35mm camouflaged film canister, containing a log and pencil.
I placed this cache in memory of my mom and dad, who as teenagers enjoyed diving off the bridge.
(Sure does look fun… But this cache is not here to encourage any feats of daring-do.)
Legal parking at N 44° 56.769 W 093° 34.667
A little history of the bridge:
In the late 1800s, many Lake Minnetonka bay channels were shallow and easily forded on foot or horseback. As roads and railroads expanded (often following centuries-old trails and footpaths) bridges were built over some channels.
Arcola Bridge (first known as Crystal Bay Bridge) was built in 1887. It was so tall and long that horses refused to cross it. Travelers had to walk down to the water and cross on foot until their horses became accustomed to the new bridge.
From GZ, a short walk under the newer Shoreline Drive stretch of Arcola Bridge, and there’s the original wooden structure, now part of the Dakota Rail Trail.
Some random tidbits:
• Big Island is out there southeast of Arcola Bridge. Historic Lafayette Club is off to the west.
• Some say largemouth bass lurk around the flats under Arcola Bridge.
• In 1968, two witnesses on Arcola Bridge alleged they saw a close-proximity UFO.
(No hints available.)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum