A bridge repair will close down a stretch of a Northland roadway for almost the rest of the year. St. Louis County crews will begin their work on the bridge that crosses Bear River on Highway 5.  A new bridge will be constructed on the site - to replace the existing one that dates back to 1934.

To accommodate the work, Highway 5 will be closed between Airport Road and Highway 22.  The $2-million replacement structure will be significantly longer than the current bridge due to increasing safety concerns and soil erosion.

To get updates and to learn more, visit the counties project page by clicking here.