Issues: There has been substructure movement and rust problems.
Fracture critical? Yes
Structurally deficient? No
Sufficiency rating: 83.4
Deck rating: 6
Superstructure rating: 7
Substructure rating: 6
Length: 1,261 feet
Width: 65 feet
Average daily traffic: 21,500 vehicles (2004)
Passes over: Red River into Grand Forks, N.D.
Constructed in: 1963
Construction starts in: 2018
Construction should finish in: 2020
Cost: $40 million to $70 million for Minnesota. North Dakota will pay the other half.
Detour: Discussions with North Dakota, Grand Forks and East Grand Forks will determine the detour.
New bridge: The new bridge will have a conventional modern design. Details have not been set.
Source: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Alleen Brown is a senior journalism and global studies student at the University of Minnesota.