MnDOT is currently in the preliminary phase, which includes gathering data and reviewing options, to determine if the bridges should be rehabilitated or replaced. A preferred alternative is being developed.
- The Eisenhower Bridge is fracture critical, meaning that if one fracture critical member of the bridge were to fail, the entire bridge could collapse.
- The Hwy 63 Bridge over Hwy 61 is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
- Maintaining traffic on the crossing to the maximum extent possible is a key concern.
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