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10th Ave SE Bridge Rehab & Water Main Project

In the 2019 and 2020 construction seasons, the City of Minneapolis will rehabilitate the 10th Ave SE bridge over the Mississippi River and W River Pkwy, including the replaceme.

10th Ave S 

Project Status


Project Status: Construction


2018 to 2019 - Design

2019 to 2021 - Construction

The design work for the bridge rehabilitation and water main project will be completed in the spring of 2019.  Construction of the water main is expected to begin in late spring 2019, with the new main expected to be in service in March 2020. Bridge construction will begin in the fall of 2019, and will be completed by mid-2021. There will be traffic impacts and detours during the 2020 construction season, starting in the spring of 2020.


This project proposes to rehabilitate a bridge over the Mississippi River and West River Parkway. It will preserve the major capital investment by repairing deteriorated concrete areas on the spandrel columns, floor beams, and arches.

If the structure is allowed to continue to deteriorate, rehabilitation will no longer be cost effective. Total structure replacement of this bridge is expensive.

In conjunction with the bridge rehabilitation work, the City also plans to replace a large-diameter water main which is currently suspended from the bridge structure. Installed in 1949, the water main has suffered from many of the same deteriorating conditions as the bridge. The main will be removed from beneath the bridge and a replacement main will be installed underneath the Mississippi River by digging two large, deep shafts on either side of the river and using a specialized tunneling machine to install the new water main beneath the river.

Project Details

Project Limits

The project is located east of downtown Minneapolis on 10th Ave SE over the Mississippi River from approximately W River Parkway to 2nd St SE.

Traffic Impact

The bridge will be closed. A detour plan for vehicular, bikes, and pedestrians is under development.

More resources

10th Ave S bridge project

For updates and more information, go to the 10th Avenue South Bridge project website.

Downtown construction overview

For an overall picture of construction activity in downtown, visit the Major downtown construction website.


 Bridge Contact: Meseret Wolana, 612-673-3527, [email protected]

 Water Main Contact: Peter Pfister, 612-661-4906, [email protected]


Last updated Nov 21, 2019



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