- 100-year life span
- 10 lanes of traffic, five in each direction—two lanes wider than the former bridge
- 189 feet wide—the previous bridge was 113 ft wide
- 13 ft wide right shoulders and 14 ft wide left shoulders, the previous bridge had no shoulders
- Light Rail Transport-ready which may help accommodate future transportation needs
- MnDOT and its partners met and exceeded DBE minority participation goals
- Structural enhancements include the use of high performance concrete to provide superior durability. There are also multiple levels of structural redundancy to provide a long-lasting bridge that will be economical to maintain.
- A state-of-the-art sensor and monitoring system built into the bridge will allow for easier and more comprehensive monitoring throughout the bridge’s lifetime
- A comprehensive safety program was implemented throughout all aspects of the design and construction process
- Self-directed walking tour of the bridge (PDF)
- Presentation (PowerPoint) providing an overview of the project characteristics, updated phases of construction and public information efforts.
- 9 Key Steps of Mainspan Construction (PDF)