Minnesota Department of Transportation

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I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge

Mississippi River Crossing in downtown Minneapolis

About the bridge

I-35W St. Anthony Bridge Event Lighting
I-35W Bridge Event Lighting

Aesthetic lighting replacement project

Oct. 9 to Dec. 15, 2017

  • The aesthetic lighting on the I-35W bridge will be turned off, including regularly scheduled special occasions. Expect temporary closures from late Oct. to late Nov.


Lane closure

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thu, Dec. 7
  • Left lane of NB I-35W bridge over Mississippi River is closed



  • I-35W bridge replacement wins America's Transportation Awards' Grand Prize (Oct. 30, 2009)
  • I-35W bridge replacement named one of America’s 10 best transportation projects (Sept. 11, 2009)


Residents, business and community members, representatives from the parks, preservation and arts communities, and various elected and appointed officials from local, state and federal governments voted on aspects of the bridge design including pier shape, lighting and color.