Narrows Bridge rehabilitation

County Road 19 in Orono and Tonka Bay

Hennepin County is planning to rehabilitate the Shadywood Road Bridge (County Road 19) over the Narrows, frequently referred to as the Narrows Bridge. 

Work is anticipated to begin in spring 2020.

Narrows Bridge timeline

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Project information

The bridge, originally constructed in 1964, is in good overall condition, but needs rehabilitation work to ensure a longer service life. When completed the new bridge should last an additional 40 years.


Rehabilitation work on the Narrows Bridge will include:

  • Repairing the abutment foundation
  • Restoring the bridge bearings
  • Repainting all steel structures under the bridge
  • Pouring the bridge deck
  • Replacing traffic barriers on the bridge

Additional projects nearby

We anticipate there will be other projects in the area in 2020. These include two-county led reconstruction efforts:

We are working to coordinate these efforts and all other construction and maintenance activities to the best of our ability.

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