Interstate 180 bridge to get a fresh face
HENNEPIN — The Gudmund Jessen bridge carrying Interstate 180 over the Illinois River at Hennepin will be getting a paint touch-up this year.
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, the work of painting the structural steel beneath the bridge is scheduled to last 35 working days. The contractor will need to be certified and capable of containment and disposal of lead paint cleaning residues.
This particular project is more of a stopgap measure to cover the worst areas on the bridge. A full repainting of the bridge is currently not on the schedule since funds for such a task are currently unavailable.