The Minnesota Department of Transportation requests motorists be alert for bridge inspectors and traffic delays on the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge of Valor in Red Wing beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, and continuing throughout the day.

Flaggers will control traffic. Traffic backups are expected.

The inspection is a continuation of work that was started in June, but was halted because of equipment problems. Work is expected to be completed on Tuesday but if weather delays work, crews will complete the inspection on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

A snooper truck is used during MnDOT inspections. The truck is a specialized vehicle that has a multi-jointed arm with a basket attached at the end to hold the bridge inspectors. The equipment allows the inspection team to maneuver under the bridge, while the truck is parked on the bridge deck.

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