Issues: The condition of the deck is the primary reason for reconstruction. The concrete is starting to deteriorate.
Fracture critical? No
Structurally deficient? Yes
Sufficiency rating: 40.8
Deck rating: 5
Superstructure rating: 4
Substructure rating: 4
Length: 1,285 feet
Average Daily Traffic: 148,000 vehicles
Passes over: Cayuga St.
Constructed in: 1965
Construction starts in: 2014
Construction should finish: between 2017 and 2018
Cost: $175 million to $275 million
Detour: To be determined. Planners hope to avoid a detour as it would cause major traffic issues.
New Bridge: Design to be determined.
Source: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Alleen Brown is a senior journalism and global studies student at the University of Minnesota.