North Shore's natural arch collapses

by Anonymous on Aug. 23rd, 2010

The Tettegouche arch before its collapse
The Tettegouche arch before its collapseCourtesy Kate Hintz
The picturesque Tettegouche arch on Lake Superior's North Shore has finally collapsed. The oft-photographed rock-bridge was located in Tettegouche State Park near Illgen City, MN. Featured in the Science Buzz's Geology Safari, the arch withstood thousands of years of erosion, not to mention the constant tug of gravity since its formation. But sometime this past weekend it finally submitted to the elements.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

Wow. This Tettegouche arch failure makes me feel older than ___.

posted on Thu, 08/26/2010 - 1:50pm
Thor's picture
Thor says:

older than Brett Favre?

posted on Mon, 08/23/2010 - 11:38am
mdr's picture
mdr says:

Yes! I mean no! Wait, I'm not sure.

posted on Mon, 08/23/2010 - 1:28pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I'm glad someone wrote a story on this! The falling of the arch is definitely the end of a north shore tourism era. By the way, the correct spelling is "tettegouche" for future reference.

posted on Wed, 08/25/2010 - 5:50pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

Thanks for the heads-up on my typo. I have corrected it.

posted on Thu, 08/26/2010 - 9:30am

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