Photos: Damage, destruction in wake of record Duluth flood

National Affairs

1 Flooding at 3 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the corner of Woodland and St. Marie streets in Duluth, Minn. 
2 Near the top of Vermilion Road in eastern Duluth on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, looking south over a broken and buckled roadbed. 
3 Another view of Vermilion Road in Duluth after flooding within Tischer Creek drainage. 
4 A blown manhole cover turns into a geyser late June 19, 2012, at 5th Street and Lake Avenue in Duluth, Minn. 
5 A car is caught in flooding on St. Marie Street in Duluth, Minn., on Wednesday June 20, 2012. 
6 Flooding near the intersection of Woodland Avenue and St. Marie Street in Duluth, Minn., on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. 
7 Heavy equipment begins cleaning up debris in the wake of the flooding in Duluth, Minn., Wednesday, June 20, 2012. 
8 Cleanup crews parked near a flooded street in Duluth, Minn., Wednesday, June 20, 2012. 
9 Flooding in Jay Cooke State Park destroyed the park's iconic swinging bridge on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. 
10 A flooding Tischer Creek barrels over the Congdon Park footbridge on Wednesday, June 21, 2012. "The bridges there were built in the early 1900's but upon seeing them from different angles, I'm dubious they'll withstand the floods today," Pearson said. 
11 Carl Carlson III, left, and Connie Strong, right, help Jan Martin leave her home in the Lincoln Park neighborhood after record rainfall hit the Duluth, Minn., area Wednesday June, 20, 2012. Martin remarked that she has lived in the neighborhood for 69 years and has never seen Miller Creek this high. 
12 Molly Martin, center, comforts her mother Jan Martin, left, while talking to neighbor Connie Strong in the Lincoln Park neighborhood after record rainfall hit the Duluth, Minn., area Wednesday June, 20, 2012. 
13 Torrential rain and flooding turned the southwest corner of Lake Superior a muddy brown, seen here a satellite image from NOAA taken Thursday, June 21, 2012.