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Boom Island-Nicollet Island Bridge Repairs Update

Boom Island-Nicollet Island Bridge repairs August 2018

Workers will install new decking in the coming weeks

The Boom Island-Nicollet Island Bridge rehabilitation project is making good progress, although long lead times for steel and timber decking did cause some delay. The bridge is still expected to reopen this fall, likely in early October.

Steel repairs continue this week with sandblasting and painting of the lower steel structure, followed by deck installation on half of the bridge in the coming weeks. Please continue to follow the posted pedestrian and bike detours and stay out of the construction area.

The Mississippi River East Channel below the bridge is closed to all boat traffic until the bridge reopens, so the Paddle Share kayak return station has been relocated to the Boom Island Boat Launch.

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