James "Ding" Holter bridge dedicated

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Public Works Department  • Richard H. Hansen Transportation & Public Works Complex
4787 Midway Road, Duluth, MN 55811 • Phone: (218) 625-3830

James T. Foldesi, P.E.
Public Works Director/Highway Engineer



May 28, 2020

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James "Ding" Holter bridge dedicated

The recently reconstructed bridge spanning the Black Duck River in Camp Five Township now carries an honorary name - the James "Ding" Holter Memorial Bridge. In a dedication ceremony yesterday, Holter's family was given the opportunity to unveil the sign that now identifies the bridge in his name.


Camp Five Township, which is located in northwestern St. Louis County, had initially requested the designation for Holter, who'd been a longtime resident. The County Board gave it's approval last fall. 


Holter worked for St. Louis County Public Works for 39 years, including 28 years as a Highway Maintenance Supervisor. Holter passed away in 2017, less than four years after retiring.

James Ding Holter Bridge 1

Lisa Holter (left) and Taryn Sandberg (right), wife and daughter of "Ding" Holter, unveil the sign renaming the bridge in his honor.

James Ding Holter Bridge 2

"Ding" Holter's wife, Lisa Holter, stands with Commissioner Paul McDonald on the bridge that now bears her late husband's name.

James Ding Holter Bridge 4

James "Ding" Holter

James "Ding" Holter