Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record
BH Photo #114819
Winona Bridge Simulation
A simulated view of the new and old Winona bridges as they will function after construction of the new bridge and rehabilitation of the old bridge.
Minnesota Department of Transportation
This historic bridge over the Mississippi River at Winona now carries one-way eastbound traffic. After a new parallel bridge was built to carry the traffic, it was closed starting in 2016 for a complete reconstruction. On July 1, 2019 the ribbon was cut to reopen this bridge to eastbound traffic, with the new parallel bridge now carrying only westbound traffic, bicycles, and pedestrians.
- Through truss bridge over Mississippi River on MN 43 in Winona
- Winona, Winona County, Minnesota
- Open to two lanes of one-way eastbound traffic
- Future prospects
- Preserved as one half of a two-way couplet.
- Built 1941; rehabilitated 1985, 2008; closed 2016 for reconstruction and reopened July 1, 2019.
- - Minneapolis Bridge Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota (South approach to Main Channel bridge)
- Minnesota Highway Department
- Wisconsin State Highway Commission
- Cantilevered Warren through truss main span with Warren deck truss and concrete beam approach spans.
Length of largest span: 450.2 ft.
Total length: 2,288.5 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 30.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +44.05768, -91.64004 (decimal degrees)
44°03'28" N, 91°38'24" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/608928/4879178 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Winona West
- Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
- Inventory numbers
- MN 5900 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20674 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of June 2016)
- Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- October 6, 2019: Updated by Roger Deschner: Bridge reopened to traffic July 1, 2019
- June 17, 2018: New photo from John Bernhisel
- October 17, 2017: Updated by Roger Deschner: Bridge is entirely in Minnesota. Removed mention of Wisconsin.
- January 30, 2017: Updated by Roger Deschner: Bridge now closed for rehab
- February 8, 2016: New video from Roger Deschner
- September 14, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
- July 19, 2010: New photos from Nate Ahrensfeld
- January 22, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge's fate is uncertain, likely will be replaced.
- June 6, 2008: New photos from Historic American Engineering Record
- June 4, 2008: Bridge failed inspection on June 3