The Senkiw Swinging Bridge originally built in 1946 as a crossing for children attending Senkiw School. The bridge was rebuilt in 2004 by local volunteers who sold bridge planks to raise funds.
Roseau River has a steep gradient as it winds its way from Northern Minnesota, through sandy forests of south eastern Manitoba towards the prairie near the Red River. This creates a fast flowing fun paddle in early spring. The undisturbed riparian zone offers many varieties of wildflowers.
Directions and Parking:
Directions to Access Point A:
Travel PTH 59 south from St. Malo to the first mile road south of Roseau River; turn west (right) on Road 12N for 3 miles on Roseau Rapids Road South; at Swinging Bridge sign, go north (right) for 1½ miles; turn east (right) onto Cable Bridge Bay; ¼ mile to Swinging Bridge sign. Park at the sign.
Access Point A: On Cable Bridge Bay at swinging bridge sign. (N49 11.852 W96 53.073)
Directions to Access Point B:
Travel PTH 59 South from St. Malo to Roseau Rapids Road North just north of Roseau River; turn west (right) on Road 13N for 2 miles; at T turn north (right) for 1 mile to Senkiw then ¼ mile west (left) to iron archway. Park at iron archway.
Access Point B: At iron archway, ¼ mile west of Senkiw on Roseau Rapids Road North. (N49 12.439 W96 52.614)
- N49 12.439 W96 52.614 (Access B, Iron Archway)
- N49 11.910 W96 52.944 (Senkiw Bridge)
- N49 11.808 W96 53.232 (Access A, Senkiw Bridge Parking Lot)