Project Location

East Franklin Ave at West River Parkway

Project Manager

Phone: 888-474-8929

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Language Resources

Correo Electró


Current Phase: Construction 

This project may require road closures.

Hennepin County Update 3/17/17

Starting Monday, March 20, construction activity beneath the Franklin Avenue Bridge will resume.

Crews will start with moving barges, lifts and other construction equipment into place. During 2017, they will complete concrete restoration on the main span arches, complete water main related work and paint the entire bridge structure.

The impacts to bridge users during this work is expected to be minimal. There are no long-term closures scheduled.


Hennepin County Update 9/1/16

Important Safety Notice

Please respect the East Bank Trail closures [PDF] from East River Flats to the access point near Shriners Hospital. Trails along East River Parkway remain open but those along the river bottom will be closed. The Franklin Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation requires temporary closures of this trail as they repair the bridge piers on the east side of the Mississippi.

For more information about this project, see the Hennepin County project page or subscribe to email updates.