Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Sulphur Lake Bridge

Morton

About the project

Project summary

  • Remove the bridge over Sulphur Lake in Morton
  • Remove bridge abutments down to the ground line, then cover with stone riprap to minimize ground disturbance
  • Remove old pavements and cover with topsoil and seeded to restore to a natural condition
  • Retain a short section of the old roadway and convert to gravel to connect the Sulphur Lake site with the DNR river access parking area
  • Learn more about the Sulphur Lake historic bridge.

Traffic impacts

Drivers on Hwy 19, and people walking and biking through the park, are asked to use caution and watch for heavy equipment and crews entering and exiting the demolition area.

Project update

Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021

  • Crews began moving heavy equipment, including cranes, to the site beginning Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • Crews continue with demolition work and removals.
  • Demolition and riprap placement over the old abutments will take place into December.
  • The project will then be suspended until spring when crews will remove old pavements and restore the area to a natural state.

Crews removing the Old Hwy 19 Sulphur Lake bridge.

Accessibility and state highway projects

All MnDOT projects--both new construction and rehabilitation projects -- must include an evaluation to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This project is a bridge removal and does not include any ADA accommodations.

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