Bridge and her reflection

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The US Coast Guard icebreaker Biscayne Bay was out Friday morning breaking ice in preparation for the departure of the Mesabi Miner, the first cargo boat to go under the bridge this season. After several tracks in the inner harbor, the cutter went under the Lift Bridge at 8:57 this morning(above) and out to cut a path through the ice to the water about 5 miles beyond the bridge. The Miner cleared the ship canal around 9:15 am (under the same lift) and followed the track laid down by the Biscayne Bay out to the water and then on to Marquette where it will discharge about 58,000 tons of coal before returning here to take on another cargo of coal. Photo taken on March 16, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 03-17-2007