Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 63 Bridges over Mississippi River and Hwy 61

Red Wing


A new interactive website is available for the public to learn more about the people and places that are connected to the new Eisenhower Bridge of Valor constructed over the Mississippi River at Red Wing on Hwy 63.

The website, which can be found at https://exploreeisenhowerbridgeofvalor.com/, is a symbolic note to mark the bridge project’s completion. Work has wrapped up on the bridge and the project is considered significantly complete, but there will be some minor work taking place in spring of 2021.

The website includes a map with pinpoints that highlight elements of the bridge and people connected to it. By clicking on the pinpoints, the public can view brief videos and read information that includes locations in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Additional information chronicles the construction process through photos, key elements of the bridge and a historical look at the river crossings at Red Wing through recent history.

Traffic impacts

  • None at this time.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Replace the Hwy 63 bridges over the Mississippi River and Hwy 61
  • Realign the approach roadways
  • FAQs


The preferred alternative for replacing the Hwy 63 bridges over the Mississippi River and Hwy 61, along with realigning the approach roadways in Minnesota and Wisconsin has been determined. The visual quality process is complete and visualizations of two bridges and approach roadways have been developed.