Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169 Garrison

Crow Wing County

Project complete

Project location map -
2018-2019 project complete.

Restore northbound bridge

Restore the historic northbound Hwy 169 bridge over a creek along Mille Lacs Lake, between Hwy 18 and the Garrison Public Water Access in Garrison.

All open

All lanes on northbound and southbound Hwy 169 between Crow Wing CR 26 and Hwy 18 in Garrison are open. Work is complete.

Thank you

MnDOT thanks the Garrison community for its continued patience during this historic bridge restoration project.

For today's traffic impacts on Hwy 169, go to www.511mn.org.

This project page will be archived in Fall 2019.


Crews restore the bridge

Photo of bridge work in 2018
The stone masonry restoration on the bridge is complete. Fabrication of replacement steel for reinforcing the bridge arch (photo above) caused delays, and the concrete bridge deck was unable to be done in 2018. A temporary road surface was used over winter. The final concrete bridge deck and remaining work was completed in mid-June 2019. Learn more about this historical roadside project.

Other historic restores on Hwy 169

In 2019, MnDOT will also restore the historic Hwy 169 bridge over White Fish Creek north of Vineland in Mille Lacs County, and the Pine-Hickory Lakes Roadside Parking Area between Aitkin and Garrison in Aitkin County. Learn more about historical roadside projects on Minnesota highways.


The Garrison Pedestrian Underpass (Bridge 5265) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was originally constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938. The pedestrian path beneath the bridge is now underwater. Learn more about historical roadside projects on Minnesota highways.