Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 53 Relocation

Between Eveleth and Virginia

Videos

Road work and final touches on the bridge that will open soon (July 7, 2017)

Work continued in cold November (Nov. 28, 2016)

This video was captured from a drone Nov. 28.

Aerial video of Hwy 53 project (Oct. 19, 2016)

A drone flew over the project in late October and recorded video from one end of the project to the other.

4D model - Hwy 53 bridge erection (Oct. 7, 2016)

The company placing the beams on the Rouchleau Pit bridge on the Highway 53 relocation project, Danny’s Construction, developed a four-dimensional model to help them plan the timing and crane positioning for the installation work.  

Another lift of bridge girders (Sept. 26, 2016)

First lift of bridge girders (Sept. 13, 2016)

Construction time lapse (July 6, 2016)

Construction time lapse (March 7, 2016)

Blasting on Hwy 53 between Eveleth and Virginia (Nov. 20, 2015)

We did some more blasting for the Hwy 53 relocation project near Virginia, Minn. Friday Nov. 20, 2015. The blasting is part of an extensive bridge project spanning more than 1,000 feet across the Rouchleau Mine Pit. As always, we have worked with the Corps of Engineers, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Department of Health to protect the work area with positive barriers to contain any sediment from the rock entering the water (big yellow floating silt curtains). Video courtesy of Hoover Construction.

Blasting on Hwy 53 between Eveleth and Virginia (Oct. 23, 2015)

We blasted a flat notch in the cliff where we will put the east pier of the new bridge. Next we will send a barge over to the new notch to take the final rock samples where the east pier will be constructed. We have worked with the Corps of Engineers, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Department of Health to protect the work area with positive barriers to contain any sediment from the rock entering the water (big yellow floating silt curtains). Video Courtesy of Hoover Construction.