Temporary Pedestrian Bridge Set for November

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Department of Transportation expects the damaged 22nd Avenue pedestrian bridge to be removed soon. A temporary bridge is expected to be installed in November. The 25th Avenue bridge also will be repaired allowing it to be fully open. Some overnight closures of Interstate 94 are expected. More details to come at this website: https://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94and25thavebridge/

Background: This summer, a truck struck the 22nd Avenue pedestrian bridge and 25th Avenue bridge, significantly damaging both. The 22nd Avenue bridge has been closed and the 25th Avenue bridge has had limited access. The project will replace the pedestrian bridge with a temporary, wooden-deck bridge while a plan is developed for a permanent replacement.