• The eight-lane, 1950-ft-long interstate bridge maintained by the Minnesota Department of Transportation

• High volume of traffic on the bridge — year 2000 Average Daily Traffic (ADT) is approximately 139,000 vehicles.

[Source: Minnesota Local Road Research Board, http://www.lrrb.gen.mn.us/more.cfm?code=1121]

• The bridge, built in 1967, had both north and southbound lanes inspected by the Minnesota Department of Transportation in 2004.

• This Interstate Highway bridge has 64 feet vertical clearance at pool stage.

[Source: The Mississippi River Field Guide]