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Events planned for reopening of Historic Truss Bridge on Minnesota Veterans Home - Minneapolis Campus

12/23/2019 2:44:18 PM

December 23, 2019

Media Contact:
Anne Sonnee
(651) 757-1536
(651) 263-2640 cell

WHAT :    

Two events to mark the reopening of the historic truss bridge that spans Minnehaha Creek on the campus of the Minnesota Veterans Home - Minneapolis. We will also be hosting an Open House for our new Education Center.

  • The “Walk, Woof & Bike” Pedestrian Preference event will permit pedestrians (dog walkers welcome!) and bicyclists to be among the first to cross the bridge.
  • The “Ribbon Cutting” ceremony will mark the bridge’s official opening; an Open House will be held to showcase the new Education Center as well.

WHO :    

The public is invited to both events hosted by the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA). Speakers will include MDVA Commissioner Larry Herke, MDVA Deputy Commissioner - Veterans Healthcare Douglas Hughes, Minnesota Department of Administration Commissioner Alice Roberts-Davis, American Legion Alternate NEC MAN Peggy Moon, and leaders from the Minnesota State Senate and House who supported this project.

WHEN :    

“Walk, Woof & Bike” event: Wednesday, January 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy hot cocoa and a treat for your dog at the Building 15 entrance. Directional signs will be posted.

“Ribbon Cutting” ceremony: Thursday, January 9 at 2 p.m. Enter via Building 15. Directional signs will be posted.


Minnesota Veterans Home - Minneapolis
5101 Minnehaha Ave. So., Building 15
Minneapolis, MN


For the “Ribbon Cutting” event only, please RSVP to Sandy Larson at by Monday, January 6. 

No RSVP necessary for the “Walk, Woof & Bike” event.


About MDVA
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is a cabinet-level state agency dedicated to serving Minnesota Veterans and their families. In addition to overseeing the five State Veterans Homes, MDVA helps eligible Veterans and families secure state and federal benefits and provides programs and services relating to higher education, benefits, burial, claims, outreach and Veterans employment. Veterans and their families are encouraged to visit or call 1-(888)-LinkVet for more information about benefits.

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