In continuation with CN's multi-year maintenance and strengthening project on the Oliver railroad bridge over the St. Louis River between Duluth, Minnesota and Oliver, Wisconsin, the west and east spans of the bridge will be replaced on September 14 and 29 respectively.

The bridge strengthening project, part of CN's 2016 capital program, is a major investment in the continuing safety and efficiency of CN's Wisconsin and Minnesota railroad network.

The bridge span replacements, part of CN's capital program, is a major investment in the continuing safety and efficiency of CN's Wisconsin and Minnesota railroad network.

The bridge span replacements will prompt extended closures of the roadway beneath the rail bridge connecting Wisconsin Highway105 to Minnesota Highway 39.

  • The highway portion of the bridge will be closed to traffic for 72 hours starting from 12:01 a.m. Sept 13 through Sept 15, a second closure is scheduled for 24 hours on Sept 29.
  • These extended closures are in addition to the regularly scheduled daily weekday closures from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Information on road closures is available from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Wisconsin Department of Transportation web sites during the Oliver Bridge project.