Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Baudette / Rainy River International Bridge Replacement

Highway 72 / Highway 11

Baudette Bridge
Baudette Bridge

A coordinated effort

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), in cooperation with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO), is currently undertaking the Preliminary Design and Environmental Study for the replacement of the Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge on Minnesota Trunk Highway 72 in the City of Baudette and Highway 11 in the Town of Rainy River.

The study

As part of the Preliminary Design and Environmental Study process, MnDOT and the MTO developed design concepts for the new Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge and the roadway approaches on either side of the border. Click here to see what the new bridge will look like.

Location map

See project area map


  • Environmental Study Complete: Spring 2016
  • Final Bridge Design: 2016-17
  • Construction: 2018


Environmental Assessment Study
Environmental Assessment Study timeline.