MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota transportation officials say a section of Highway 62 in the south metro could be closed for several days as crews work to remove a damaged pedestrian bridge.
According to a Tuesday afternoon tweet from MnDOT, westbound Highway 62 near Interstate 35W is closed between Richfield and Edina after a pedestrian bridge was hit.
A commercial vehicle hauling a dumpster hit the pedestrian bridge, the state patrol said. It happened around 11:15 a.m.
Crews are working to remove the bridge, and MnDOT says it could take “several days.” Drivers are urged to use alternate routes.
WCCO-TV has a crew en route to the scene. This story will be updated.