Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Blatnik Bridge maintenance

Duluth and Superior

Traffic impacts

A rendering of the Blatnik Bridge location.

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Project work is substantially complete as of Sept. 10 and traffic has been restored to two lanes in each direction. A temporary shoulder closure will be required in October when final drain grates are installed.

About this project

Summary of work

This project will help extend the life of the bridge until the Blatnik Bridge is replaced in 2028. Learn more about the Blatnik Bridge replacement project here.

  • Drainage system improvements
  • Deck repairs and full deck seal
  • Painting of suspender ropes and truss sections
  • Concrete barrier repairs
  • Clean and sealing of deck joints
  • Concrete surface repairs
  • Surface finish of piers

Public Meetings

May 11, 2020