An interesting quirk of geography happens with MN-23 south of this bridge. The Wisconsin and Minnesota state line is an arbitrary vertical line, with Minnesota on the west and Wisconsin on the east. That line runs north until it hits the Saint Louis River. As it turns out, that line intersects the Saint Louis River just slightly west of this bridge. MN-23 runs on a diagonal to the southwest. As a result, MN-23 enters Wisconsin on the south end of this bridge, and continues though Wisconsin for about half a mile. This section of MN-23 in Wisconsin is very far away from any other Wisconsin maintained highways. As a result, the two states have an agreement where they kind of pretend that this did not happen. That is, the road is maintained by the state of Minnesota, it is signed as MN-23, and there are no state line signs to indicate that you passed through Wisconsin, ever so briefly as it may be.
There were two Ojibwa Chiefs named Biauswah, a father and son. The father was legendary for having traded his life for his son's life after his son was captured by the Fox band. The Fox let the son go and tortured and killed the father. Later, the son, who took his father's name, returned in force and drove the Fox out of Minnesota and into southern Wisconsin. The bridge is named in honor of these two great Ojibwa warriors to honor all Native Americans who have served in the US military.