The rehabbed Highway 99 Minnesota River Bridge at Saint Peter will be dedicated Tuesday evening.

Project manager Zachary Tess says the historic bridge was originally built in 1931 and, “It’s really only had two major repairs since 1931, one in 1965 and one in 1983, and so really this bridge has been around for a while and has withstood the test of time.”

Tess says included in the major rehab were, “Getting a whole new complete deck with this project. We were strengthening truss floor beams where we were adding some steel to get some load capacity. We were doing rehab at both the abutments and the pier, the actual concrete there.”

The historic Highway 99 bridge also got a complete repainting, back to its original color of dark green. The project started in March 2017 and cost 4.9 million dollars.

The ceremony in Levee Park runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.