10th Avenue Bridge closing to all traffic March 30 for repairs  


The historic 10th Avenue Bridge will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday, March 30 for repairs. The 90-year-old bridge was last rehabilitated four decades ago and is a key connection over the Mississippi River, carrying about 10,000 vehicles and hundreds of pedestrians every day. 

Contractors will be replacing the bridge deck and other deteriorating concrete components. The City remains in close communication with contractors if adjustments need to be made as a result of impacts from COVID-19. Once construction work is completed, the bridge will feature two-way vehicle traffic with protected bike lanes and wider sidewalks. It is expected to reopen summer 2021.  

Drivers will be detoured to the I-35W bridge. Pedestrians and bicyclists will be detoured to Bridge #9.  

Note: Beginning Monday, March 30, West River Parkway is scheduled to close between 13th Avenue South and 22nd Avenue South for up to five days due to 10th Avenue Bridge construction activities. The closures will be in place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.   

The 10th Avenue Bridge is one of a series of concrete-arch bridges over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.  

In addition to the bridge rehabilitation work, the City is also installing a new water main underneath the river. It replaces a 1949-era water main that was suspended from the bridge structure. Learn more about the 10th Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation and Water Main Project and sign up for project updates by visiting the project’s website.


Published Mar 24, 2020



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