Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Twin Cities Metro-Wide Expansion Joints on Bridges - 2016

Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey , Scott and Washington Counties

Project complete

metro wide bridge joint project map
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About this project

Summary of work

  • Replaced bridge joints on several bridges in the Twin Cities Metro area
What are Expansion Joints?

Expansion joints are key to how a bridge functions. They allow the concrete sections of a bridge to expand and contract as the temperature changes and traffic loads vary.


Kirsten Klein
Public Affairs Metro District

Kent Barnard
Public Affairs Metro District