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Highway 43 Winona Bridge opening soon

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) - The Highway 43 Winona Bridge is scheduled to open next month.

The city of Winona, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), will have a dedication ceremony to mark the re-opening of the historic bridge at Noon on July 1, 2019. The bridge has been closed since 2016 for rehabilitation work on the structure. Traffic has been using the new bridge upriver from Winona during this phase of the project..

"This is a historic day for our city as the Winona Bridge project comes to a conclusion," said Winona Mayor Mark Peterson. "We have added a new bridge in 2016 and now the historic bridge has been rehabilitated to ensure we can rely on it into the future and maintain one of our city's signature symbols."

The new Winona Bridge, Bridge No. 85851, currently carries Highway 43 traffic in both directions. It opened to traffic on Aug. 27, 2016. Once the historic Winona Bridge, Bridge No. 5900, is re-opened to traffic, vehicles will leave Winona on the historic bridge and enter Winona on the new bridge. Contracts for the new bridge and the rehabilitation work total $145.9 million. The project broke ground on July 18, 2014.

Follow construction progress on the project website here.

 

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