The next Pic of the Week takes us back to 2010 and Minnesota. The US and Europe had been enduring one of the most brutal winters on record with cold temperatures going below zero and snowfall that was knee deep at times. One can see it with this pic of the Gateway Trail Bridge. Located in Grant and spanning Hwy. 96, this continuous Warren through truss with welded connections was built in 2004 as part of the project to build a bike trail that connected this community with Stillwater.
This pic was a tunnel view of the bridge, and while attempts were made to dig a path along the trail, it was filled in with another snowstorm with 20 cm of new snow, thus giving this bridge a very wintry look. It fits perfectly with winter time, especially in the northern half of the US as a polar vortex is bringing record-setting cold temperatures in the region.