New Ulm Bridge Closure Coming 10 Sep 13

The Highway 14/15 Bridge over the Minnesota River in New Ulm is scheduled to close this coming Monday for approximately two weeks for bridge work. Traffic will be detoured to the Nicollet County Road 37/20th Street Bridge on the south end of New Ulm. Department of Transportation officials say that the closure is necessary to accommodate repair work on the railings of the bridge. Crews will be strengthening the rail by filling in selected gaps with reinforced concrete. Officials say this additional strength will provide an added measure of safety until the bridge is replaced in 2018.