Hwy 210 Bridge in Thomson
- On Hwy 210 between Carlton and Thomson over the St. Louis River
- June 6, 2012 to June 14, 2013
- Original cost for the rehabilitation project $1,924,078
- The updated cost, which includes flood-related repairs and the new bridge, appears to be approximately $2.75 million. All invoices have not been submitted or approved, the final cost is still being determined.
This project is completed.
The project included
- Structural steel repairs or reconstruction
- Gusset plate replacement or reconstruction
- Replacement of riveted connections with bolted connections
- New expansion joints
- New concrete bridge deck and rail
- Concrete repairs/patching on the bridge abutment and wingwalls
- Bridge painting
- New concrete approach panels
Planned work should provide a 50-year life extension for the bridge.
Thomson bridge facts
- The bridge is located on Hwy 210 between Carlton and Thomson over the St. Louis River.
- The bridge, officially known as Bridge 09001, was built in 1961.
- The bridge is 223-feet long and 35-feet wide.
- Two utilities lines are attached to the underside of the bridge; the city of Thomson water line and WLSSD sanitary line.
- The traffic volume on Hwy 210 is about 1350 vehicles per day.
- Repairs to the pavement approaching the bridge was completed as part of the existing contract that was in place for the scheduled bridge rehabilitation that began in June.
- A small bridge, just south of the existing bridge was constructed to replace the overflow pipe that was damaged by the record flooding that occurred June 19/20. The new bridge also opened December 12. The new bridge reduces the chance of future damage during periods of high water levels.
- Please see Hwy 210, Hwy 2 Flood Damage Reconstruction for updated flood-related road closure and detour information.