The Lloyd Spriggle bridge crosses the Wisconsin Channel of the
Mississippi about 2 miles north of Red Wing, Minnesota. The river
in this area is rather wide, sometimes 2 miles wide, often with two
distinct channels and large areas of wetlands. The Minnesota Channel
is the main river navigation channel, so this bridge only needs to be
high enough for pleasure craft to pass under.
The bridge girders are painted a very attractive bright red. This
is a welcome change from the typical silver, blue, and green bridge
structures that are so common in this area.
It is named after Lloyd Spriggle, long time area resident,
and a leader in efforts to clean up the environment and protect river