Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 40

Bridge; 3 miles west of Milan

Current traffic impacts

  • The bridge is open to two-way traffic.
  • There may be occasional lane closures when crews are working next to the roadway.

A crane removes sheeting near the bridge piers and crews work on grouting the riprap.

Project updates

July 30, 2021
  • Placement and grouting of the riprap is complete.
  • The temporary sheet pile has been removed.
  • Remaining work: grading, signs, grass seeding and erosion control, tree planting.

Crews grout the historic riprap into place for the Hwy 40 Milan Bridge project.

Summary of work

  • Replace bridge on Hwy 40 (known as Milan Bridge) over Lac qui Parle Lake
  • Update pedestrian access to meet current ADA standards
  • Incorporate historical elements into the new bridge through the use of iron railing on both sides
  • Maintain fishing access and recreational area
  • Hand place stonework to closely match the original construction done by the WPA in 1939


  • Robert R. Schroeder Construction Co., Glenwood MN