CLOSINGS: View Closings

Zumbro River Bridge restoration gets underway

The project restores the 61-year-old bridge and adds some new features.

Posted: May 16, 2019 7:55 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - People who travel near Silver Lake Park will want to be aware of a summer-long project happening on 7th St NE.

The historic Zumbro River Bridge is undergoing a complete restoration. In 2016, weight restrictions were placed for trucks trying to cross the bridge. After the project is done, heavier vehicles will be able to drive on it once again. 

The project will also add buffered bike lines along 7th St NE. During construction, 7th St will be closed from Silver Lake Dr NE down to 11th Avenue. 

Sheryl Castro often drives over the bridge to get to Silver Lake Park and said she was caught off guard by the closed road. She understands why the construction needs to be done, but still called it a hassle. 

"I hate them, you know? I come out of work, I can't get on fourth street, and I come down here, and I can't get to Silver Lake. But you know, it's winter and construction, that's what we get," she said. 

If everything stays on schedule, the project will be completed by September 30, 2019. 

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
wxIcon
Hi: 12° Lo: 5°
Feels Like: -13°
Albert Lea
Scattered Clouds
wxIcon
Hi: 11° Lo: 1°
Feels Like: -14°
Austin
Scattered Clouds
wxIcon
Hi: 16° Lo: 3°
Feels Like: -12°
Charles City
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 16° Lo: 6°
Feels Like: -11°
Rochester
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 15° Lo: -2°
Feels Like: -14°
Snow today, cold tomorrow
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Ice almost ready for arena

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 12/9

Image

Plan to Move Alternative School

Image

Dangerously Cold Windchlls

Image

Balloon Brigade

Image

Heading to Bowl Games

Image

Shoveling Snow

Image

Acts of Kindness

Image

Travel on Snowy Roads

Image

My Money: What to do with money from inheritance

Community Events