Bridge reopening rescheduled to summer 2023

From MnDOT Press Release:


We have disappointing news. After assessing the overall project schedule and work to be completed, we are unable to reopen the bridge in fall 2022 without creating safety issues for the public and construction crews.

The Third Ave. Bridge is now anticipated to reopen to motorists, buses, and people walking and bicycling in summer 2023. Until then, you will need to continue using alternate routes across the river.

Construction crews are working quickly to complete additional concrete repairs on the bridge arches and to respond to other challenges that have impacted the project’s timeline, including high river water levels and material delays.

Join us for a virtual public meeting

The Third Ave. Bridge project team is hosting a virtual public meeting at 5 p.m. on Tue, Oct. 11 to provide a project update and answer questions.

Mark your calendar, visit the project meetings webpage to register in advance, and share the meeting information with family, friends, coworkers and others who are interested in the project.

Submit your questions ahead of time to [email protected].

More about this project

The historic Third Ave. Bridge over the Mississippi River near St. Anthony Falls opened in 1918 and needs significant repairs. The bridge carries Third and Central avenues, which are part of Hwy 65.

Construction began in May 2020 and is anticipated to be complete in summer 2023. The bridge is fully closed to traffic through summer 2023. Motorists, transit riders, and people walking and bicycling will need to use alternate routes across the river during this time.

For more information, visit the project webpage. To contact the project team email [email protected] or call the project hotline at 612-547-7968.