The Minnesota Department of Transportation requests motorists be alert for bridge inspectors and short traffic delays on the Highway 63/Eisenhower Bridge of Valor in Red Wing 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10-11. This is when the annual inspection of the structure is conducted before moving south to Wabasha and Winona to evaluate the major river crossings there.
Flaggers will control traffic.
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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