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Joint Interstate Bridge Commission records

 Collection
Identifier: S3109

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, minutes, reference materials, contracts, maps, blueprints and news clippings. Some material included is material concerning earlier bridge and tunnel proposals, 1933-1952.

Dates

  • 1933-1958

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The Joint Interstate Bridge Commission was a body of Minnesota and Wisconsin legislators organized to study means of financing a toll free bridge between Duluth and Superior. The commission was formed in 1953 (Minn. Laws of 1953, chapter 691; Wisc. Laws of 1953, chapter 250) and was to report back to the two legislatures in 1955. The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 resolved the financial problems of the bridge, The High Bridge, now known as the Blatnik Bridge was dedicated on December 2, 1961.

Extent

5.00 Linear Inches

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains correspondence, minutes, reference materials, contracts, maps, blueprints and news clippings.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

Related Materials:

NEMHC Archival Collections S3711 Blatnik Bridge Dedication recording

General

This collection is owned by the Minnesota Historical Society, but is housed at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives.
Title
Guide to the Joint Interstate Bridge Commission records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: B.H. Bruemmer.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526