By Pakou Ly
The Minnesota Slip Bridge, also known as the Blue Bridge, in Canal Park will be closed to public use starting Monday and will stay closed until May 3. The work will include, encapsulating the bridge, then sandblasting the old paint before applying new “teal” colored paint.
The Minnesota Slip Bridge was retrofitted in spring of 2017 with custom manufactured parts and a new rack and pinion system to ensure reliable operations and public access. The painting project is the final step in renewing the Slip Bridge which thousands of people utilize each year.