Red Wing Bridge

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Eisenhower Bridge
Red Wing Bridge.JPG
The Red Wing Bridge from Red Wing's Levee Park
Official name Eisenhower Bridge
Carries US 63
Crosses Mississippi River
Locale Red Wing, Minnesota
Maintained by Minnesota Department of Transportation and Wisconsin Department of Transportation
ID number 9040 (Minnesota), B-47-0027 (Wisconsin)
Design Cantilever bridge
Total length 1631 feet
Width 35 feet
Longest span 432 feet
Clearance below 64 feet
Opened November 1960
Coordinates 44°34′12″N 92°32′02″W / 44.57000°N 92.53389°W / 44.57000; -92.53389 (Red Wing Bridge)Coordinates: 44°34′12″N 92°32′02″W / 44.57000°N 92.53389°W / 44.57000; -92.53389 (Red Wing Bridge)

The Red Wing Bridge is a cantilever bridge which carries U.S. Route 63 across the Mississippi River from Wisconsin to Red Wing, Minnesota. It is officially named the Eisenhower Bridge for Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States, who opened the bridge in November 1960. After the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, the State of Minnesota conducted a thorough investigation of the state's road infrastructure, especially its bridges. The Red Wing Bridge was identified as in need of replacement; construction on the replacement span is scheduled to begin in 2017.

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  • Costello, Mary Charlotte (2002). Climbing the Mississippi River Bridge by Bridge, Volume Two: Minnesota. Cambridge, MN: Adventure Publications. ISBN 0-9644518-2-4.