Current traffic impacts
- The bridge is closed to pedestrian and motor traffic
- Detour route is in effect and posted below
- Access to the DNR boat landing, campground and fishing pier will remain open and be available from the east side of the project only
Rendering of new Milan Bridge
- September 13, 2019:
- The process of removing and numbering the historic rip rap began the week of July 29 and will continue for some time.
- Working on the west abutment (pouring concrete) and removing the east abutment.
- Work is running four weeks behind schedule due to high water from spring snow melt and heavy rains (three-week delay), as well as piling for pier and abutment support requiring a level deeper than original anticipated (one-week delay). New projected end dates are listed above right.
- Check out bridge renderings here
- September 19, 2019: limited work due to high water levels.
Summary of work
- Replace bridge on Hwy 40 (known as Milan Bridge) over Lac qui Parle Lake
- Update pedestrian access to meet current ADA standards
- Incorporate historical elements into the new bridge through the use of iron railing on both sides
- Maintain fishing access and recreational area
- Handplace stonework to closely match the original construction done by the WPA in 1939
- Robert R. Schroeder Construction Co., Glenwood MN