Hwy 210 Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Thomson

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Hwy 210 Bridge in Thomson

 

Location

  • On Hwy 210 between Carlton and Thomson over the St. Louis River

 

Schedule

  • June 6, 2012 to June 14, 2013


Cost

  • 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.

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Photo of the Thomson Bridge on Hwy 210. Workers are making finishing touches.
The completely-rehabilitated Thomson Bridge opened to traffic at noon on December 12. Workers completed final tasks on December 11, when this photo was taken.

Traffic impacts

This project is completed.

 

Watch ribbon-cutting slideshow

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

Benefits

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.

Flood-damage update

  • 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.


A crane filts and places huge steel I beams for the new small bridge adjacent to the Thomson Bridge.
In September a crane placed steel beams for the new bridge adjacent to the Thomson Bridge.

 

 

A worker prepares bolts for tightening, one of the final tasks to be completed on the bridge.
An iron worker hand-tightens a nut, one of hundreds used to attach metal railing on the bridge.