South Minneapolis Pedestrian Bridge to Close Until 2021

June 07, 2018 06:45 AM

A popular bridge in South Minneapolis is closing for a few years.

Starting Friday, June 15, Minnesota Department of Transportation crews will close and begin demolishing the 24th Street pedestrian bridge over Interstate 35W in South Minneapolis.

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MnDOT officials said crews will rebuild the bridge and when it opens in 2021, it will be 20 feet lower. Although it might not provide as many views of the skyline as the current bridge, officials said the lower height is to allow the bridge to be more wheelchair accessible.

KSTP Traffic Reporter Josie Smith sat down with Dave Aeikens and Aaron Tag, with MnDOT, to discuss the project and how it will affect access to downtown Minneapolis.

View their conversation via the video player above.

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Rebecca Omastiak

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