Unprecidented Fall Flooding: Minnesota River Bridge Closings

Posted on September 29, 2010 by

The rain this fall has created unprecidented fall flooding in the Southern Minnesota area, including Jordan, which resulted in numerous closures at river crossings.

As of Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at noon, all Minnesota River crossings are open!

  • MN-101 at Shakopee RE-OPENED on 10/12/10 at noon
  • CR-9/CR-11 at Jordan RE-OPENED on 10/9/10 at 5:00 p.m.
  • MN-41 at Chaska RE-OPENED on 10/7/10 at noon
  • US 169 from Le Sueur to St. Peter RE-OPENED on 10/5/10 at 5:30 p.m.
  • US 169 at Union Street in St. Peter RE-OPENED on 10/1/10 at noon
  • US 169 from St. Peter to Mankato RE-OPENED on 9/30/10
  • Minnesota River crossings in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro area that remained OPEN during the fall flood: MN-25 at Belle Plaine, US 169 at Bloomington/Shakopee, I-35W at Bloomington/Burnsville, MN-77 at Bloomington/Eagan, and I-494 near MSP Airport
CR-9 at Jordan (Scott Co. Side), 09/29/10, Rarely flooded Scott Co. side of bridge
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CR-9 at Jordan (Scott Co. Side), 09/29/10, Rarely flooded Scott Co. side of bridge
CR-9 at Jordan (Scott Co. Side), 09/30/10, Near crest level
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CR-9 at Jordan (Scott Co. Side), 09/30/10, Near crest level
CR-11 at Jordan (Carver Co. Facing South), 09/30/10, Unprecidented Fall Flooding
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CR-11 at Jordan (Carver Co. Facing South), 09/30/10, Unprecidented Fall Flooding
CR-11 at Jordan (Carver Co. Facing South), 09/30/10, Flooding up to road signs
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CR-11 at Jordan (Carver Co. Facing South), 09/30/10, Flooding up to road signs
CR-11 at Jordan (Carver Co. Facing South), 09/30/10, Sunset to West
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CR-11 at Jordan (Carver Co. Facing South), 09/30/10, Sunset to West
CR-11 at Jordan (Carver Co. Facing South), 09/30/10, Current from converging flows
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CR-11 at Jordan (Carver Co. Facing South), 09/30/10, Current from converging flows
CR-11 at Jordan (Carver Co. Facing South), 09/30/10, Strong current
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CR-11 at Jordan (Carver Co. Facing South), 09/30/10, Strong current
CR-11 at Jordan (Carver Co. Looking North), 10/3/10, Debris marks high water level
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CR-11 at Jordan (Carver Co. Looking North), 10/3/10, Debris marks high water level
MN-25 at Belle Plaine, 09/30/10, Scott County's Only Open River Crossing
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MN-25 at Belle Plaine, 09/30/10, Scott County’s Only Open River Crossing
MN-25 at Belle Plaine, 09/30/10, River level beginning to receed
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MN-25 at Belle Plaine, 09/30/10, River level beginning to receed
CR-40 at Belle Plaine near MN-25, 09/30/10, Lowest spot in road
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CR-40 at Belle Plaine near MN-25, 09/30/10, Lowest spot in road
CR-40 at Belle Plaine near MN-25, 09/30/10, Flooded Pumpkin Patch
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CR-40 at Belle Plaine near MN-25, 09/30/10, Flooded Pumpkin Patch
RR-Trussle at Carver, 09/30/10, River level at nearly 31 feet
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RR-Trussle at Carver, 09/30/10, River level at nearly 31 feet
RR-Trussle at Carver, 09/30/10, Log Jam
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RR-Trussle at Carver, 09/30/10, Log Jam
RR-Trussle at Carver, 09/30/10, River flowing SE of log jam
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RR-Trussle at Carver, 09/30/10, River flowing SE of log jam
MN-41 at Chaska, 09/30/10, Bridge over Minnesota River closed
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MN-41 at Chaska, 09/30/10, Bridge over Minnesota River closed
MN-41 at Chaska, 09/30/10, Park entrance on west side of bridge
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MN-41 at Chaska, 09/30/10, Park entrance on west side of bridge
MN-41 at Chaska, 09/30/10, Park entrance on east side of bridge
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MN-41 at Chaska, 09/30/10, Park entrance on east side of bridge
MN-41 at Chaska, 09/30/10, Current churning under bridge
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MN-41 at Chaska, 09/30/10, Current churning under bridge
MN-41 at Chaska, 09/30/10, South entrance to bridge
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MN-41 at Chaska, 09/30/10, South entrance to bridge
MN-41 at Chaska, 09/30/10, Flooded between bridge and US-169
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MN-41 at Chaska, 09/30/10, Flooded between bridge and US-169

On the Minnesota River at Jordan the reading at noon Tuesday, October 12th was 24.38 feet with a flood stage in Jordan of 25 feet. The bridge at CR-9/CR-11 in Jordan will be closed when the river level reaches 26.7 feet. The National Weather Service indicates the Minnesota River at Jordan crested at 33.12 feet on Thursday, September 30th. The highest recorded crest level at Jordan was 35.07 feet on April 11, 1965. The 2010 crest of 33.12 feet is the 3rd highest recorded crest level at Jordan, and the first time a top 5 flood has occurred in fall.

For the latest road closure information, see Minnesota Department of Transportation 511 and the Scott County and Carver County websites.
NOTE: MN DOT 511 Info DOES NOT include county roads or city streets.