Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge

Mississippi River Crossing in downtown Minneapolis

Orange barrels on a highway



Features of the new bridge

Additional features of the new bridge

How was the design selected?

Presentation (Powerpoint, 22MB) providing an overview of the project characteristics, updated phases of construction, and public information efforts.

9 Key Steps of Mainspan Construction (PDF, 2.6MB ).

Take a self-directed walking tour of the new bridge (PDF, 4MB)


timeline of bridge construction


Glossary of Bridge Terms (PDF, 190KB)


Star Tribune Graphic of Bridge Construction 

diagram of bridge construction

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