Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 210

In Jay Cooke State Park

Orange barrels on a highway

Project photos

September construction

Photo showing the new bridge surface which is covered with a grid of rebar. A crane, additional equipment and a worker is visible at the far end of the new bridge.
On September 27, concrete was poured on the new bridge surface forming the new deck. The concrete must cure for seven days.
Photo by Tom Lund, MnDOT D1 Hwy 210 new bridge project supervisor.
Photo showing workers spreading wet concrete over the rebar. The workers are wearing tall rubber boots as they stand in the wet concrete.
Crews work quickly to spread wet concrete on the new bridge deck. The concrete settles into the grid of rebar forming a strong, long-lasting driving surface. The deck finishing machine between the two workers smooths the surface.
Photo by Tom Lund, MnDOT D1 Hwy 210 new bridge project supervisor.
Photo showing a large crane liftin a pre-stressed concrete beam.
A large crane lifts a pre-stressed concrete beam into position. The beams shown in this photo are 140-feet-long and weigh 122,000-pounds each.
Photo by Tom Lund, MnDOT D1 Hwy 210 new bridge project supervisor.

August construction

Photo showing concrete piers at the Hwy 210 construction site.
Great progress is being made on the Hwy 210 new bridge project. In this photo, taken the week of August 19, it is easier to envision the alignment of the new bridge.
Photo by Tom Lund, MnDOT D1 Hwy 210 new bridge project supervisor.
 Photo showing a completed concrete bridge pier and the start of construction on another pier.
Completed pier 0 stands in the foreground of this picture taken August 8. The pier 1 stem and pier 2 footing can be seen behind it.
Photo by Tom Lund, MnDOT D1 Hwy 210 new bridge project supervisor.

Late-July construction

Photo of a crane lifting a large pier column form. Two workers are also visible in the picture.
A large section of a pier column form is lifted by a crane and moved to the location of Pier 1. After all of the form sections are reassembled, the form is filled with concrete. After the concrete has cured, the form is removed and the column is lifted into place.
Photo by Justin Capelle, MnDOT D1 Public Affairs intern

Early construction

 Photo showing two people wearing safety gear walking toward the site of the new bridge. The area is being graded and vegetation is being removed in preparation for the bridge construction project.
From right: Beth Petrowske, MnDOT District 1 Public Affairs and Bob King, Duluth News Tribune photographer walk toward the site of the new bridge on June 12. King was on-site to take photos for a flood anniversary story. The site is being graded and vegetation is being removed in preparation for the project.
Photo by Justin Capelle, MnDOT D1 Public Affairs intern
Photo taken at the site of the new bridge showing raw earth and heavy equipment. Smoke from buring brush piles is visible in the background.
Smoke from burning trees and brush is visible in this photo looking west.
Photo by Justin Capelle, MnDOT D1 Public Affairs intern