Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 24 bridge construction

Mississippi River in Clearwater

Hwy 24 bridge

Photos

Click on a photo for a high resolution image. Photos 2015-2016

New bridge opens, work continues


Aug. 22, 2017 - New bridge opened to motorist trafficon Aug. 17. Crew continue to work on the pedestrian multi-purpose trail and begin removing the temporary causeway in the river.

Bridge deck


July 28, 2017 - Bridge almost ready to open. Work on road approaches, bridge railing, road markings and signing.


June 1, 2017 - Causeway dries, crews do the third deck pour.


May 22, 2017 - Causeway remains under water, work on hold.


April 21, 2017 - First day of concrete pouring of the deck surface. Dry conditions are needed for the first 24 hrs


April 21, 2017 - A machine mixes and smoothes out the poured concrete


April 21, 2017 - The last step is placing burlap on top and letting the concrete cure for 14 days


April 21, 2017 - Bridge deck concrete pouring


April 21, 2017 - Concrete is delivered in mixer trucks from below and pumped up onto the bridge deck above


April 21, 2017 - Lunda Construction crews pump-in concrete to form the Hwy 24 bridge deck


April 2017 - Stainless steel reinforcement rebar installed for future concrete deck pouring


April 2017 - Stainless steel reinforcement rebar installed for concrete deck pouring


April 2017 - Close up of the tied stainless steel reinforcement rebar for the concrete deck. This is the first District 3 project that uses stainless steel rebar, which is more corrosion resistant and improves the overall life span of the deck structure. The steel coated rebar (light green) is the typical rebar used on bridge projects


April 2017 - Deck framing, rebar will be installed on top and then concrete poured into the framing


April 2017 - Deck framing from below


April 3, 2017 - Bridge deck work underway

Photos by MnDOT employees or captured from the onsite web cam

Crews remove old bridge


Sept. 13, 2017 - Crews remove the old Hwy 24 bridge deck.

Bridge beams


March 15, 2017 - Last beam being installed at 3 pm


March 15, 2017 - Beam installations complete


March 13, 2017 - Beam installation


March 13, 2017 - Thirty bridge beams installed; 16 more to go!


February 2017 - Bridge beams


January 2017 - Bridge beams continue to be delivered and placed


December 2016 - Close-up of the crane on the east embankment


Dec. 22, 2016 - The fourth beam is set on top the new piers


Dec. 22, 2016 - First oversized pre-stressed concrete beam arrives from Elk River, Minnesota, on special truck hauling equipment


Dec. 22, 2016 - A beam is delivered and hooked-up to two cranes. In all, 46 beams will be delivered. Each beam is 178 feet long and weighs about 110 tons


Dec. 22, 2016 - A beam is lifted by two cranes on each side of the piers. Two men also stand on top each pier to give hand signal directions to the crane operators below. All must work in sync to set the beams safely into place


December 2016 - Bridge beams is set into place