The bridge now fully spans the river, and only six months of work remain to prepare it for use.
Traffic rerouted as bridge construction continues.
Computer simulation finds it possible to meet water quality goals for the Wild & Scenic River – if conservation is expanded.
The bridge project has suffered several setbacks that prompted the revised completion target, related roadwork remains on track for timely completion.
Crews are currently breaking ice as far south as Bayport.
Winter work means dangerous ice conditions between Stillwater and Bayport.
Officials seek law enforcement help in keeping rock hunters out of excavation areas.