Inspections To Restrict Lanes On Blatnik Bridge For Two Weeks
When does the Bong Bridge open again? A two-week bridge inspection is planned for the Blatnik Bridge's Superior-bound lanes - November 2 through November 10. Traffic heading towards Superior from Duluth will be restricted to one single lane during daytime hours: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.
In addition to the lane restrictions, the following ramps will also be affected:
- The ramp from northbound I-35 to southbound I-535 will close from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday, November 9.
- The ramp from southbound I-35 to southbound I-535 will close from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Tuesday, November 10.
Weather could affect the inspections and drivers are asked to be patient. At this point its unclear what the official completion date is for the two-year Bong Bride project. That work was expected to wrap up sometime in November; until it does, the Blatnik Bridge serves as the only main route back to Superior.
For updates, check out MNDOT's web page.