Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 63 Bridges over Mississippi River and Hwy 61

Red Wing

Project updates

Preliminary design

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.

I-494 Ramp Closures
Aerial view of Hwy 63 Bridge over Mississippi River

  • 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 theĀ National Register of Historic Places.
  • Maintaining traffic on the crossing to the maximum extent possible is a key concern.
  • More background information