- Kevin Gutknecht
Minnesota Department of
Office of Communications
395 John Ireland Blvd.
Mail Stop 150
St. Paul, MN 55155-1899
Mn/DOT jumpstarts bridge construction program
120 state bridges to be replaced or rehabbed by 2018
Replacing or rehabilitating 120 bridges across the state is the Minnesota Department of Transportation's plan to improve state highways and bridges through 2018. Mn/DOT released the draft plan to the legislature on June 16, 2008. The plan specifically addresses bridges as defined by state statute as Tier 1 and Tier 2 bridges, those either fracture critical or with low sufficiency scores. At $2.5 billion over 10 years, these bridges include major replacement projects like Interstate 90 over the Mississippi near Dresbach, the I-35E Cayuga Bridge in St. Paul and the Highway 36 St. Croix River crossing south of Stillwater.