Truck hits County Road 19 bridge in Cottage Grove, closure in effect until further notice

A bridge crossing Highways 10 and 61 will be closed until further notice, according to state transportation officials.

Though the repairs were initially thought to be complete in early October, crews say the work to fix the damage will take longer, but no timeframe is available from contractors at this time.

Minnesota Department of Transportation officials say the County Road 19/Innovation Road bridge over Highway 61 in Cottage Grove was hit by a truck that was over the allowed height sometime Monday morning. The hit caused damage to the bridge beams and their components.

MnDOT engineers then closed only the southbound lanes to traffic because the only beams that were damaged are under the southbound lane.

According to MnDOT’s 511 page, the westbound/southbound lanes on the bridge are closed. They are also warning drivers to “look out for bridge damage.”