Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169 Garrison

Crow Wing County

Restore northbound bridge

Project location map -
Bridge restored, crews to return in spring 2019 to finish project.

About this project

Restore the historic northbound Hwy 169 bridge over a creek along Mille Lacs Lake, between Hwy 18 and the Garrison Public Water Access in Garrison.


  • All lanes open
  • Work operations suspended for the 2018-2019 winter season
  • Bridge restored. Crews will return in spring to resurface the roadway, remove temporary crossovers, establish turf and install permanent road markings.
  • For current road conditions, check 511mn.org


The Garrison Pedestrian Underpass (Bridge 5265) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was originally constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938. The pedestrian path beneath the bridge is now underwater. Learn more about historical roadside projects on Minnesota highways.