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Major Bridge Repair & Rehabilitation Program

This program encompasses rehabilitation and major repairs of existing city bridges to extend the operational life of the bridge structures. Candidates are chosen based on public safety and cost effectiveness of the improvements being made. This program will rehabilitate and make major repairs to bridge decks, railings sidewalks, abutments, piers, approaches, and other various components associated with bridges. These major repair and rehabilitation expenses are relatively small and significantly extend the operational life of the much larger bridge asset.

Major bridge repair and rehabilitation is an ongoing program.


2020 Projects 

12th Ave S Bridge

In 2020, the 12th Ave S bridge over Minnehaha Creek will be closed for repair. 

12th Ave S Bridge Webmap

Project status

Project Status: Completed

Project description

This project is a bridge improvement project. Improvements include replacing the deck, beams, and approach panels.  Additional pavement on both ends of the bridge may be milled and overlaid.  No work is planned on the stone façade.

Project location

The project is located on 12th Ave S from E Minnehaha Pkwy to 50th St E, over Minnehaha Creek.

Construction date

This project is scheduled to begin on May 4, 2020.

July 30, 2020 update: Project has been completed.

Traffic impact

The bridge will be closed to through traffic during these work activities. Minnehaha Creek will be closed at times to canoes, kayaks, tubing, etc, as required for safety reasons during construction activities, and a portage will be provided.

Suggested traffic detour route

12th Ave S Bridge Detour Map

Last updated on July 30, 2020

11th Ave S Bridge

The 11th Ave S bridge over 3rd and 4th St in downtown Minneapolis will be closed for repair in 2019 and 2020. 

11th Ave S Bridge Webmap

Project Status

Project Status: Construction


Project Limits

The bridge is located on 11th Ave S over 3rd and 4th St S, in the Downtown East neighborhood.   The 2019 work will consist of replacing the bearings on the bridge and making repairs to the center pier cap.  The 2020 work will consist of painting the beams of the bridge.

Construction Schedule

Painting of the bridge beams is scheduled to begin in August of 2020. Anticipated duration is one weekend.

Traffic Impact

For 2020 work, 11th Ave S will be open and available for normal use for the duration of the project. It is anticipated that pedestrian and vehicle access will be maintained. 3rd and 4th St S will be closed and detoured during the project.

Recommended Detour Routes

11th Ave S Bridge Detour Map


The 11th Ave S bridge was constructed in 1969.  The 2019 work will replace the bearings on the bridge, which are corroded.  This improvement will allow the bridge to move properly with changes in temperature.  The work will also make repairs to the center pier cap. There are numerous utilities that are located on this bridge that will require being supported during these work activities. The 2020 work will paint the beams supporting the bridge deck. 

Past projects 

Burnham Rd Bridge

The Burnham Rd bridge over Kenilworth Lagoon was closed for repair in 2018.

Upton Ave S Bridge

The Upton Ave S bridge over Minnehaha Creek was closed for repair in 2017.

49th Ave N Bridge

The 49th Ave N bridge over Shingle Creek was closed for repair in 2016. 

Queen Ave N Bridge

The Queen Ave N bridge over Shingle Creek was closed for repair in 2016.

Before & After Rehabilitation Work
BR101-Photo1     BR101 Photo 2 BR101 -Photo 3

BR101 - Photo 4     BR101 - Photo 5


Project Contact

Tracy Lindgren, 612 290-5898 or [email protected]


Last updated Jul 31, 2020



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