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Bruce Mine Headframe

The Historic Bruce Mine Headframe in Chisholm, MN is Under Renovation

The Bruce Mine Headframe is part of the National Register of Historic Places and is the last remaining headframe on the Mesabi Range. Officially built in 1926, the headframe was used to lift men and iron out of the excavation site. Sitting adjacent to the Mesabi Trail, the site serves as a reminder of underground mining in the area and is being developed into a park due in no small part to the persistence of the local community group, the Chisholm Beautification Association. The scope of this renovation project includes structural repair and rehabilitation of the Federally-listed Mine Headframe, as well as the development of trails, roads, interpretive signage and historical displays, gathering areas, security fencing and site restoration utilizing native plants.

ARI is responsible for completing an initial site examination and walkthrough, site master plan conceptual designs, conceptual renderings, and schematic-level estimate of probable cost for the final master plan for construction budgeting. We have been involved since the initial site master planning phase, with the project currently under construction; our landscape team is frequently in communication to monitor progress and meet with the project team. Additional landscape work includes coordination with the State Historic Preservation Office on cultural resource management.

 Featured below are construction photos and final concept renderings: 


Scope of Services:


In Progress


St. Louis and Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority

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