Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

March 9, 2017

Wisconsin company apparent low bidder for Red Wing bridge replacement

RED WING, Minn. – Zenith Tech, Inc., of Waukesha, Wis., is the apparent low bidder for the contract to replace the Highway 63 Red Wing Bridge, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Bids from prime contractors were opened on Wednesday, March 9 with four companies submitting bids. MnDOT is the lead agency for the project in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the city of Red Wing.

The project includes the replacement of the Highway 63 (Eisenhower) Bridge over the Mississippi River and the Highway 63 Bridge over Highway 61, as well as improved highway connections to Highway 61, Minnesota Highway 58, and approach roadways in Wisconsin.

Construction is expected to begin in early May.

Zenith’s bid was for $63,436,184. Other bidders and their bids included: Lunda Construction Company, of Black River Falls, Wis., $65,570,667; Kraemer North America, LLC, of Plain, Wis., $67,361.333; and Ames Construction, Inc., of Burnsville, Minn., $72,803,093. The bids will be reviewed and certified before the contract is awarded.

This is the latest project in southeast Minnesota to replace a Mississippi River bridge. MnDOT and WisDOT completed the I-90 Dresbach Bridge in fall 2016 and MnDOT continues its work on the Winona Bridge on Hwy 43 where it opened a new bridge Aug. 27, 2016, and is now rehabilitating the existing bridge.

To learn more about the Red Wing Bridge project and sign up for email updates, go to www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/redwing-bridge/index.html.

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