Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 61 Pigeon River Bridge Re-deck

Cook County

About this project

A rendering of the Pigeon River bridge project at the U.S. and Canadian border.

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Summary of work

The Pigeon River Bridge deck will be replaced, including new bridge surfacing, railing, guardrail, lighting and approach grading.

Bridge will be reduced to a single lane of traffic alternating directions during construction.

Project benefits

  • Improved lighting
  • Provide smoother road surface
  • Extend bridge life
  • Reduces maintenance upkeep and costs

Project documents

Below are documents that can help contractors and the public better understand the project and bidding process on an international project.

Additional contact information for questions about working at the International Border can be directed to

  • Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)
    Brian Swenson
    Port Director
    Grand Portage Port of Entry
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    9403 East Highway 61
    Grand Portage, MN 55605

  • Canada Border Service Agancy (CBSA)
    Charles Fisher
    Chief of Operations/Chef des opérations
    Thunder Bay/Pigeon River
    Canada Border Services Agency/Agence des services frontaliers du Canada
    Government of Canada/Gouvernement du Canada
    Charles.Fisher@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca / Tel: 807-964-3006 / TTY: 866-335-3237

  • Tony Spyrka
    CBSA Immigration