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.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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