Bringing a Bustling Bridge
to Life Without Disruption

Challenge

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) needed to replace the eastbound Highway 62 bridge over Interstate 35W due to heavy traffic loads and issues with merging. But they couldn’t close the bridge down during construction.

Solution

The project team designed an 865-foot-long, three-lane, curved bridge, which was constructed in stages to avoid traffic disruption.

Features

  • 865 foot-long, three-lane, continuous full composite welded steel girder bridge
  • Horizontal curved bridge with tapered width
  • Curved welded girders
  • High full retaining abutments and wingwalls
  • Open column piers
  • Corridor specific aesthetic requirements

Project
Eastbound TH 62 Over TH 35W and TH 121

Location
Richfield, Minn.

Client
Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)

Services

  • Bridge Design
  • Traffic Control