Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ring Road really ready!

On a crisp, sunny, November 15th morning, the opening of the new bridge over Highway 35E began at 8:15 with coffee, doughnuts and fun! Left to right posing on the new Duckwood Drive Overpass bridge: City Administrator Tom Hedges, City Councilman Gary Hansen, Chili, Senator Ted Daley and Parks director Julie Sewell Johnson. See the bridge construction here.

Local mascots joined in the fun: Rasmy Moose from Rasmussen College, Chili from Chili's Restaurant and Tireman from Tires Plus. Relay races were run, a shattered champagne bottle christened the bridge and merriment was made by many local politicians, bridge workers, Eagan citizens and city employees.

City of Eagan truck - 1st automobile to cross over bridge!

The Hagen Wagon crossed the bridge with the first 20 cars!


  1. Mazal tov on your new bridge. May it have a long and safe life.

  2. Building bridges is very important. Mazel tov indeed! Greetings to Chili!

  3. Congratulations to the people of Eagan for having this bridge! Lucky wagon of yours to be included in the first 20 cars that crossed this bridge.

  4. congrats!!

    Aloha from Honolulu

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  5. Gee, Leif, you are a local celebrity!!!

  6. We need to remember to link this to Sunday Bridges this coming Sunday!


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