Tom Rukavina Memorial Bridge and Bridge View Park – Virginia
View the Tom Rukavina Memorial Bridge spanning a former, water-filled iron mine in Virginia.
If you’re unable to walk to the Tom Rukavina Memorial Bridge, a shorter walk to Bridge View Park is one way to see the amazing structure as it crosses Rouchleau Mine Pit in Virginia.
Less than one mile from the Mesabi Trail Head at the east end of Chestnut Street, the park offers interpretive information about the building of the bridge, a raised elevation from which to view the bridge, and several benches.
Directions: Take Hwy 169 (north or south) to the Second Avenue Entrance – there is a four-way stop. Turn north and follow Second Ave to Chestnut Street, where you will take a right. Look for Mesabi Trail parking signs, and walk to trailhead area. Follow trail!