For travelers who usually use the Oliver Bridge, it's been a long 7 months - but (for now) the daily road closures will end for the season.  At 5:00 PM on Friday, November 18 the daily business hour barricades will be gone.

Many don't know that the Oliver Bridge is owned and maintained by the CN Railroad - not the Minnesota or Wisconsin Departments of Transportation.  The CN has been in the process of a multi-year maintenance and strengthening project on the bridge that was originally built in 1910.

The project is a major investment in the CN Railroad system which transports more than $250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors.  The Oliver Bridge carries more than 20 trains a day on the upper portion which travels above the lower deck of Wisconsin Highway 105 and Minnesota Highway 39.

Work will resume on the Oliver Bridge in the spring.