Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Design-Build

Bridge deck placement

I-35W Bridge over the Mississippi design-build completed project

SP 2783-120, Letting 09/19/07

Status

Project complete. Opened to traffic fall 2008.

About the project

State Project Number: 2783-120
E.R. MN 07(300)
I-35W Bridge website

Cost

  • $234 million

Background

  • On Aug. 1, 2007, the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River collapsed. MnDOT expedited an emergency design-build contract to replace the collapsed structure by the end of 2008.
  • The project included reconstruction of I-35W from Washington Ave. to 4th Street, approximately 3/4 of a mile in length. The river crossing included a 10-lane freeway (five lanes in each direction) with accommodations for future Light Rail Transit.