Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

July 1, 2016

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Interstate 535/Blatnik Bridge routine bridge inspection scheduled

DULUTH, Minn. — The I-535/Blatnik Bridge over the St. Louis River between Minnesota and Wisconsin will undergo a routine bridge inspection beginning Monday, July 11.

Traffic will be restricted to 10-foot-wide lanes and the speed limit will be restricted to 45 mph from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, July 11 through Thursday, July 14 and Monday, July 25 through Thursday, July 28.

Motorists are asked to be patient and drive carefully near the work zone areas.

Bridge inspections help ensure that bridges are reliable and safe for freight movement and as transportation routes.  

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