All lanes of 46th Street Bridge reopened
On Friday, December 8, all lanes of the 46th Street (County Road 46) Bridge over the Godfrey Parkway reopened to traffic.
The newly-constructed bridge is an important link in a corridor that connects the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as provides access to nearby parks and trails.
We hope you enjoy the features of this project, including:
- new road surface offering a smoother ride
- new railings and streetlights
- wider areas on both sides of the bridge for people walking, biking or needing accessibility features
The bridge was designed to resemble the original structure built in 1926 and incorporate characteristics from surrounding parkway infrastructure.
Crews have been working hard since February, balancing construction activities with transportation needs and community interests. It meant challenges for all, but the project was able to be completed within a year.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during the construction.
Some work activity to continue
We will also be back in 2018 to finish various short-term projects, like reinstalling street lights and painting the bridge face and railings. The work will have minimal impact to people using the road and trails.