Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

May 12, 2017

Updated video gives motorists’ view of Red Wing Bridge after construction

ROCHESTER, Minn. — As construction work on the new Red Wing Bridge project begins this month, people can see what the finished product is expected to look like, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation.

An updated video gives you a driver’s seat perspective of the new bridge and new approach roadways in Minnesota and Wisconsin that include the button-hook ramp and jug handle intersection.

The visualization can be viewed on the project’s website at mndot.gov/d6/projects/redwing-bridge/. It can also be watched and shared on the project’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RedWingBridgeProject/.

This visualization also shows the bridge’s artistic and design features that were selected during the visual quality process that was part of the planning process for the bridge.

The Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge will remain open to traffic during construction, barring any emergency closures.

Zenith Tech, Inc. is the prime contractor on this $63.4 million project. Work will include building a new bridge to replace the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge, replacing the historic Highway 63 Bridge over Highway 61, reconstructing approach roadways in Minnesota and Wisconsin, improving access to Red Wing and upgrading pedestrian and bicyclist crossings. The overall project will be complete by August 2020 with traffic planned for the new bridge in the fall of 2019.

To learn more about the project or sign up for email updates, go to MnDOT’s project web site mndot.gov/d6/projects/redwing-bridge/.