Hamline Bridge Reconstruction
This project will replace the existing bridge which crosses over Ayd Mill Road and the Canadian Pacific rail line.
The $5.66 million construction contract was awarded to Lunda Construction of Rosemount, Minnesota.
Lunda Construction Co. is a high quality General Contractor, which has previously constructed several City bridges including:
1) Earl Street Bridge over E. 7th Street
2) Wabasha Bridge over the Mississippi River
3) Edgerton Street Bridge over Phalen Boulevard.
The Construction phase of the project started on May 20, with the start of demolition of the existing structural deficient bridge.
Overall Project Schedule
Start of Construction May 20, 2013
New bridge open to traffic November 1, 2013
Restoration completed June 30, 2014
Update Summary 6/17/2013
Expected Ayd Mill Road Closures
The project required two closures of Ayd Mill Road, thus far, to facilitate bridge removals. The decision to close Ayd Mill Road in the project area is never taken lightly, as the inconvenience to traveling public is significant. These closures are only made when the safety of motorists and/or the project workers require it.
The next anticipated closure of Ayd Mill Road will be to install the new bridge beams. The estimated date of this closure is mid August. The duration of this scheduled closure is estimated to be one day, but weather and unanticipated project delays could extend the duration to two or three days.
The remainder of construction work near Ayd Mill Road is scheduled to be accomplished with Ayd mill lane closures, rather than full closure of the road. But, the Project Engineer will Close Ayd Mill when necessary to insure public safety.
Brent Christensen 651-266-6182