Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 40

Bridge; 3 miles west of Milan

Project photos

Milan Bridge construction
Week of May 13, 2019
Preparing the bridge for removal

Milan Bridge

Milan Bridge

Milan Bridge

Milan Bridge

Milan Bridge

Week of May 20, 2019
Rumbling up deck concrete, removing rebar, removing beam and sidewalk structure, and preparing to lift off bridge structure - there is a time-lapsed video of the bridge removal on our MnDOT Southwest Facebook page.

Preparing to remove Milan Bridge structure

Preparing to remove Milan Bridge structure

Preparing to remove Milan Bridge structure

Preparing to remove Milan Bridge structure

Preparing to remove Milan Bridge structure

Preparing to remove Milan Bridge structure

Week of June 3, 2019

Putting temporary sheeting in place.

Milan Bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan Bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Week of July 29, 2019

Removing some of the historic rip rap.

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

August 1 - 6, 2019

Dewatering operations to access the historic riprap that was under water.

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Below - the west side after dewatering.

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge constructionMilan bridge construction

August 6 - 13, 2019

Building a temporary platform for heavy equipment.

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Moving the crane onto the temporary platform.

Milan bridge construction

August 15, 2019

Driving piling for the new center pier, starting with the exterior "cans" that will hold the H-piles. The driver is the red machinery below.

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

August 15, 2019

Progress on removing the historic rip rap.

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Work zone photos taken August 15, 2019

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

August 15, 2019

Removing the sediment from the inside of the pile "cans" prior to driving in the H-piles and filling the cavity with concrete.

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Watch a video of the vacuuming operation on our Facebook page.

August 27 - September 4, 2019

Working on building the west abutment, removing the east abutment, and pouring the center pier

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

September 13, 2019

Pouring concrete at the west abutment

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

November 20 - December 2, 2019

Working on the east abutment and retaining walls these past few weeks.

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction

Milan bridge construction