Bong Bridge Inspections Start August 10
It's almost a summertime tradition in the Northland: routine bridge inspections. With two major (and a third -smaller) bridge crossing the St. Louis River to connect Duluth and Superior, a lot of attention gets put onto these important pieces of infrastructure.
It's time for the annual/routine inspections for the Bong Bridge. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is alerting drivers that the project will start on Monday, August 10 during daytime hours - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Drivers can expect to see lane closures on the Bong Bridge - which will be marked off with highly-visible signage.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds drivers to use caution and to slow down while traveling through the inspection zone. And - especially - put the cellphone down.
At the present time, MNDOT anticipates this timeline for the bridge inspections:
- Monday, August 10: Westbound lanes
- Tuesday, August 11: Westbound lanes
- Wednesday, August 12: Eastbound lanes
- Thursday, August 13: Eastbound lanes
MNDOT anticipates that the work should be finished by then. However, if needed - due to rain or other weather conditions, this would the schedule for the next week:
- Monday, August 17: Westbound lanes
- Tuesday, August 18: Eastbound lanes
- Wednesday, August 19: Westbound lanes
- Thursday, August 20: Eastbound lanes
For up-to-date information about these bridge inspections - or any of the road work being performed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, click here to visit MNDOT's online project page - which provides details, maps, resources, and more.