For nearly two decades, local snowmobile clubs would install a temporary bridge here each winter. The reason is the relatively fast running water and fresh water springs make the river ice unpredictable. The State of Minnesota DNR installed this permanent bridge in 1985.
The river is less than 20 feet across in this area, and about 20 inches deep under the bridge. It is running northeast towards Bemidji, falling about four feet every mile. While I have listed this bridge as being in Clearwater County, there is apparently some debate over that fact. The bridge appears right on the county line in most maps. It might take a formal survey to determine whether it is in Clearwater County or Hubbard County.
The photo above is looking northwest under the bridge structure as seen from the river level. The photo below is a view from the southwest corner of the structure.