Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full of heavy equipment — all elements of one of the biggest, most expensive bridge projects the Upper Midwest has seen.
Traffic in the west metro has been a headache lately, and it’s only going to get worse as delays and detours come to St. Paul this weekend.
When the Minnesota Vikings had a dome over their heads, it was commotion on ten Sundays a year. And when the new Vikings Stadium opens its doors, it will likely be a repeat. Metro Transit officials asked for a bridge to connect the crowd to the far side of the light rail track.
Police say a 21-year-old Eau Claire man was arrested for disorderly conduct after falling more than 30 feet while attempting some sort of stunt on a bridge over the Chippewa River.
The Kellogg-Third Street Bridge is closed to all traffic and pedestrians Friday.
Drivers in St. Paul will notice reduced lanes on a busy downtown bridge soon. City officials said the bridge at Third Street and Kellogg Avenue needs to be rebuilt. It spans nearly a half mile and it’s still young at about 30 years old. Still, city officials said some of its construction no longer complies with state and federal standards.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman says a downtown bridge needs to be replaced as quickly as possible. The mayor and city council president announced lane restrictions on the Kellogg Boulevard-Third Street Bridge Tuesday.
Water traffic was brought to a halt after the Stillwater Lift Bridge got stuck in the down position Friday morning. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said that the lift bridge was stuck because of a tree jam.
A Minneapolis bridge is temporarily closed to traffic due to violations of a recent load limit. City officials say the 89-year-old St. Anthony Parkway Bridge in northeast Minneapolis was restricted to a three-ton load limit after recent inspections. But people have noticed larger vehicles still crossing the bridge, which triggered the closure.
Authorities are on the scene, after a report of a car going into the Mississippi River near the 10th Avenue bridge near the University of Minnesota.
A railroad bridge in northeast Minneapolis has trapped another semi-trailer truck under its steel girders. Dan Karst and his wife Linda run a recycling business near Columbia Parkway and 5th Street Northeast, just up the road from a steel railroad bridge where traffic flows underneath. That’s unless the passing vehicle is higher than 12 feet 2 inches in height.
A Maplewood woman’s pickup truck plunged over an Interstate 694 guard rail and landed on a pond 40 feet below in Little Canada Tuesday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Part of Interstate 35 in downtown Duluth is closed Tuesday because of erosion on a bridge. The deterioration is on a piling that supports a bridge on the southbound lanes of the Interstate. Those lanes will be closed for at least a week while repairs are made.
A historic landmark at a Minnesota State Park is about to reopen to the public after flooding destroyed it. Park goers will finally be able to walk across the swinging bridge at Jay Cooke State Park next week. Rushing water from the St. Louis River tore it apart during flooding in the Duluth area two summers ago. Park historian Kristine Hiller says the swinging bridge, originally built in 1924, has a long history at the scenic park.
A bridge will be dedicated Tuesday night to former Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton. The Minneapolis bridge, which carries Third Avenue South over Interstate 94, will be dedicated as the “Sharon Sayles Belton Bridge.”
Two bridges that, for now, span the Mississippi River side by side are more than just old and new crossings of the heavily traveled Highway 61 in Hastings. They are symbols of an aggressive push in Minnesota to deal with deteriorating bridges after an eye-opening tragedy.
The Highway 13 bridge over I-35W in Burnsville was supposed to be closed this weekend but it’ll now stay closed until crews can ensure its safe. That’ll put a kink in south metro traffic to begin the work week. The bridge was just having scheduled painting done, but crews noticed some damage and MnDOT decided to repair it.
In the village of Stockholm, Wis., local leaders faced a big dilemma. The charm of this town of 66 people lies in the historic homes and quaint storefronts perched along a bluff overlooking Lake Pepin.
The Stillwater Lift Bridge has been closed after a cable snapped Sunday evening, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT spokesman Kent Barnard says the cable snapped at around 8 p.m. Now, the bridge is in down position and closed to traffic from boats 6-feet tall or higher. Once a replacement cable arrives, it will take a week to install, weather permitting.
A tiny threat has stopped work on the new St. Croix River bridge.
Last year’s spring melting and subsequent floods wiped out a historic swing bridge at Jay Cooke State Park.
A replacement for the historic swinging bridge at Jay Cooke State Park should be in place just in time for the fall color season.
On Wednesday, a bicyclist narrowly avoided a Molotov cocktail that was tossed from the bridge over the Midtown Greenway. Though the bicyclist was not injured, the incident has prompted a meeting to improve safety measures along the bike path.
It’s not something you would expect to see out on a bike ride on the Midtown Greenway. On Wednesday, a bicyclist narrowly avoided a Molotov cocktail, that was tossed from the bridge.
A Mississippi River houseboat took on water this morning and will now be removed at the owner’s expense, according to authorities.