Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 4, 2018

Hwy 71 bridge closed near Sanborn due to flooding of Cottonwood River

MANKATO, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation will close the bridge on Hwy 71 over the Cottonwood River near Sanborn by 1:30 p.m. due to flooding.

Motorists are being detoured using County Road 11, County Road 21, County Road 2, and Hwy 14.

The bridge will remain closed until the water level recedes and crews can inspect the bridge structure.

Flooding is difficult to predict and roads may be closed or restricted without warning. Log jams can further complicate flood forecasts. MnDOT is closely monitoring rivers throughout the area.

Motorists should check road conditions at www.511mn.org.