Construction & Detours
Site preparation and demolition of the existing bridge are anticipated to begin in the fall of 2014. The bridge and adjacent roadways, California Street and Main Street, will need to be closed during all or portions of demolition and construction. The exact dates of closure for the bridge, California Street, and Main Street are not known at this time but they are preliminarily scheduled for the Spring of 2015 to the Spring of 2016. Updates on road closures and detours will be posted on this website throughout the demolition and construction process. The nearest alternate rail crossing to the south is on University Avenue NE or Lowry Avenue NE and to the north at 44th Ave NE. Project partners thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and City of Minneapolis have closed the south cantilever sidewalk of the St. Anthony/Northtown Bridge to all bicycle and pedestrian traffic. During a bridge inspection, MnDOT inspectors found significant deterioration of the bridge’s bracket connection. Pedestrian and bike traffic will be redirected to the north sidewalk until repairs are completed. A timeframe for completion is not yet available.
LOCAL BUS ROUTE 11 - DETOUR