UPDATE: Inspections on the Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks begin Oct. 29
**UPDATE: Due to the current construction and existing lane closures on Kennedy Bridge, the additional lane closure for the upcoming bridge inspections has been cancelled. Crews will complete the inspection from the closed portion of the bridge as well as under the bridge. MnDOT reminds the traveling public to always drive with caution, and urges drivers to slow down, eliminate distractions and watch for crews working on the roadway/bridge.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Inspections on the Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks are scheduled to take place the week of Oct. 29. Due to the current bridge construction and lane closures, the scheduled additional lane closure has been cancelled.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) urges motorists to always drive with caution, and reminds them to slow down, eliminate distractions and watch for crews working on the bridge and roadway.
The Kennedy Bridge is under construction as part of a two-year reconstruction project. The bridge was built in 1963 and currently serves 23,000 vehicles per day. Along with preserving the historic nature of the bridge, the project will improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. When complete, it will be able to accommodate all of the same vehicles and equipment that used it previously.
The $15.66 million project is a joint design of the Minnesota Department of Transportation, North Dakota Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. Visit the project website at mndot.gov/d2/projects/kennedybridge for more information.