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Lloyd Spriggle Memorial Bridge
US-63 Mississippi River Crossing At Red Wing
Red Wing, Minnesota

Lloyd Spriggle Memorial Bridge

• Structure ID: NBI B47002300000000.
• Location: River Mile 792.6.
• River Elevation: 667 Feet.
• Highway: US-63.
• Daily Traffic Count: 11,310 (2003).
• Bridge Type: Steel Girder Concrete Deck.
• Length: 739 Feet Overall, 150 Foot Longest Span.
• Width: 30 Feet, 2 Lanes.
• Navigation Channel Width: 140 Feet.
• Height Above Water: 18 Feet.
• Date Built: Opened September 1960.
The Lloyd Spriggle bridge crosses the Wisconsin Channel of the Mississippi about 2 miles north of Red Wing, Minnesota. The river in this area is rather wide, sometimes 2 miles wide, often with two distinct channels and large areas of wetlands. The Minnesota Channel is the main river navigation channel, so this bridge only needs to be high enough for pleasure craft to pass under.

The bridge girders are painted a very attractive bright red. This is a welcome change from the typical silver, blue, and green bridge structures that are so common in this area. It is named after Lloyd Spriggle, long time area resident, and a leader in efforts to clean up the environment and protect river water quality.


Lloyd Spriggle Memorial Bridge
Lloyd Spriggle Memorial Bridge
Lloyd Spriggle Memorial Bridge

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