BNSF bridge replacement next week

Next week, the Mississippi River will be closed between Lake Irving and Lake Bemidji.

According to a release, the BNSF crews will replace the wooden railroad bridge with a modern one.

Boaters will not be able to cross between the lakes from Tuesday, May 24, through Thursday, May 26.

The boat access at Lake Irving should still be accessible, but motorists and boaters should be on alert for heavy equipment.

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