Plymouth Avenue Bridge repairs completed

The Plymouth Avenue Bridge is now fully reopened to traffic. The bridge has been generally open to traffic since last fall, with lane restrictions. Crews have now completed all repairs to the Mississippi River crossing, so no more lane restrictions are needed, and both vehicle and bicycle lanes are fully open.

The bridge closed in October 2010 after inspectors found significant deterioration in concrete and cables inside the bridge’s box girders. Crews began fixing that damage last year, and the bridge was able to open to motor vehicle traffic last fall. Lane restrictions were put in place earlier this year so final construction work could be completed.

There will be a community celebration to mark the reopening of the bridge on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 11:30 a.m. on the east bank side of the bridge.

For more information on the Plymouth Avenue Bridge repairs, go to www.minneapolismn.gov/cip/all/WCMS1P-080733.

Published Sep. 6, 2013