Historic Highway 99 bridge scheduled to be repaired

Crews will be making repairs to the historic bridge after a vehicle struck it earlier this summer, causing damage to overhead steel beams.
Published: Sep. 29, 2022 at 9:51 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2022 at 6:51 PM CDT
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ST. PETER, Minn. (KEYC) - Motorists traveling on the Highway 99 Minnesota River bridge at St. Peter should watch out for lane restrictions.

On Oct. 4 and 5, crews will be making repairs to the bridge, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).

Traffic will be reduced to one lane across the bridge with a flagging operation in place.

Weather permitting, crews should complete the repairs by Oct. 5.

The repairs to the historic bridge come after a vehicle struck it earlier this summer, causing damage to overhead steel beams.

MnDOT encourages motorists to check their vehicle’s height and loads before traveling, especially equipment on a trailer.