Community Project Funding: Stearns County
Bridge 6819: $1 million
This project includes replacing Bridge 6819, built in 1954, along County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 75. The bridge has been deemed deficient by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, with a local planning index (LPI) of 48. Portions of the bridge have decayed beyond what can be addressed with minor repairs. This project would support activity on CSAH 75, which has an average daily traffic of 23,400 passengers.
- The (LPI) is a rating used by MnDOT for determining eligibility for bridge replacement funding. If the LPI is 60 or less the structure is eligible for state or federal bridge funding.
- CSAH 75 is a principal arterial that traverses through the cities of St. Joseph, Waite Park, St. Cloud and St. Augusta, and carries a significant amount of commercial, industrial and commuter traffic.
- To date, the structure has not had to be load posted but will need to be reevaluated on a regular basis for public safety reasons.
- The project is included in the approved Stearns County Five Year Improvement Plan, and the county’s bridge replacement plan.
- Stearns County
705 Courthouse Square
St. Cloud MN 56303