Construction is near for a new Bridge spanning from
Winona to Wisconsin.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation hosted
an informational meeting this evening.
It's part of a series of community meetings to identify
risks and find out what the community is looking for
as part of the highway 43 bridge project.
The project manager says they've moved the final design
and crews could be out there working on the bridge
today if the river wasn't so high.
And that puts them right on time.
We're anticipating that by the fall of 2016, we will
have all of highway 43 traffic moved over onto the
new bridge so that we can start reconstruction and
rehabilitation of the existing bridge.
Mn-DOT estimates the cost of the project between 150
and 175 million dollars.