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Posted on: August 31, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Withers Harbor Bridge to Reopen to Full Traffic on September 5

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Jay Owens, P.E.
City Engineer/Engineering Director
Engineering Department

(August 31, 2023, Red Wing, Minn.) – The City of Red Wing would like to inform the public that the following notification has been received from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. 

Highway 61 Withers Harbor bridge to reopen to full traffic as Red Wing project wraps up Year 1. 

RED WING, Minn. – Highway 61 at Withers Harbor Drive in Red Wing will reopen to full traffic on Tuesday, September 5, as crews wrap up the first season of the two-year bridge replacement project, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. 

Traffic will be moved back onto the northbound bridge beginning Tuesday and all of traffic should return to its respective bridges in both lanes by the end of the day. Crews replaced the northbound bridge this year and will replace southbound bridge over Withers Harbor Drive in Red Wing in 2024. 

Motorists will again be able to make left turns at ends of the bridges once the work zone is removed. Motorists may still see construction cleanup work under the bridge and there will likely be a short closure of Withers Harbor Drive to remove some equipment in September. 

To learn more about this project or others along Highway 61, go to, where you can also sign up for email and text message updates, and review information. 

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