Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 1, 2017

Annual Red Wing Bridge inspection scheduled June 7-8, short traffic delays expected

RED WING, Minn. — Motorists should be alert for bridge inspectors and short traffic delays on the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge in Red Wing on June 7-8 as the Minnesota Department conducts its annual bridge inspections of the structure.

Short delays are expected from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. next week during the scheduled inspection. Flaggers will control traffic at the bridge.

A snooper truck is used during MnDOT inspections. The truck is a specialty vehicle that has a multi-jointed arm with a basket attached at the end to hold the bridge inspectors. The equipment allows the inspection team to maneuver under the bridge, while the truck is parked on the bridge deck.

Overall, MnDOT’s bridge inspectors in southeast Minnesota will evaluate nearly 1,000 bridges in the region both for MnDOT and local governments such as cities and counties.

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

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