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Parks & Recreation

Stewart Creek Bridge



Project Status:  Post Construction

Project Overview: The city-owned, abandoned, Duluth Winnipeg, and Pacific (DWP) railroad corridor is currently used as an informal trail. The 100 ft. wide corridor (wider in some locations) runs continuously for about 10 miles from 63rd Street West to Becks Road, and eventually under I-35 to Proctor. The DWP is a very scenic route high above the river estuary and the Munger Trail with two steel trestles and a tunnel under Elys Peak. 

Project Update: Restoration and stabilization of the former DWP railroad bridge now provides safe passage over Stewart Creek and included replacement of deteriorated decking with modern wood decking, restoration of flood damaged concrete abutments, and installation of cable railings for fall protection. Bridge restoration benefits diverse user groups and currently acts as a critical connection in the accessible DWP Trail. It also serves as a connection to the Superior Hiking Trail and the Duluth Traverse multi-use bike trail.

Important Documents:

Trails and Bikeways Plan (2011)

Update to the St. Louis River Corridor Trails Plan (2017)

Duluth Traverse Mini-Master Plan (2017)

Final DWP Trail System Technical Standards & Trail Use Plan - Council Approved 3/25/19

Project Partner: Project was funded in part by a $250,000 Regional Trail Grant from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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Jim Shoberg
Senior Parks Planner
Parks and Recreation
411 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 730-4316


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