Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 63 Bridges over Mississippi River and Hwy 61

Red Wing


People using the Hwy 63 Eisenhower Bridge of Valor at Red Wing will encounter a closed walkway and short-term daytime traffic delays Oct. 19-23 as crews do touch-up work on the bridge railings.

The work will involve painting and minor repairs on select railing areas. Motorists will be briefly stopped by flaggers to ensure the crews have a safe work zone. Short traffic delays are expected during the daytime work hours.

Explore the bridge

After a decade of planning and over three years of construction, the new Eisenhower Bridge of Valor is complete. An interactive website is available for the public to learn more about the people and places that are connected to the new Eisenhower Bridge of Valor constructed over the Mississippi River at Red Wing on Hwy 63. It's a symbolic note to mark the bridge project’s completion.

The website includes a map with pinpoints that highlight elements of the bridge and the people connected to it. By clicking on the pinpoints, the public can view brief videos and read information that includes locations in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Additional information chronicles the construction process through photos, key elements of the bridge and a historical look at the river crossings at Red Wing through recent history.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Replaced the Hwy 63 bridges over the Mississippi River and Hwy 61
  • Realigned the approach roadways
  • Project was completed in spring 2021
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