There has been a bridge located on top of the Lac Qui Parle Dam since the dam was built in the late 1930s. The dam was rebuilt in 1996, with most of the bridge being replaced in the process. As the bridge is currently configured, it has two standard traffic lanes, two minimal shoulders, and a set of modern solid concrete guardrails. A sidewalk is located on the downstream side of the bridge deck, while the upstream side of the bridge deck supports the mechanical equipment that operates the dam gates.
The Lac Qui Parle Dam Bridge is a popular location for fishing. The lake is reported to have some of the best walleye fishing in the state.
The photo above is looking west down the length of the bridge deck from the center of Chippewa County Highway 13. The photo below is a view of the bridge as seen from the dam face near the southeast corner of the structure.