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Highway 13 and 35 WHighway 35W at the Highway 13 exit, showing car pool lanes circa 2010.
35 E in the winter 2019Highway 35 E at Diffley, compliments of the City of Eagan.
35 W FreewayThis color photo of 35W at night was used in a promotional booklet created by the City of Burnsville and its Chamber of Commerce.
People are getting the message 35 W brochure 1992Six years have been spent by many groups studying the options to improve transportation and safety on I 35W. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) issued in March 1992 was a culmination of those years of work. Of the options presented, Bloomington, Burnsville and Richfield favor the diamond lane option as the best solution... This brochure will help you understand the diamond lane option.
35 W to be replacedMnDOT plans to rebuild the I-35W bridge over the Minnesota River proposed to start during the 2018 construction season. The $130- to $150-million project also includes raising the grade of the freeway out of the 100-year flood plain, adding a truck lane northbound lane from Cliff Road to 106th Street, and rebuilding the 106th Street bridge in Bloomington. MnDOT also will put in a pedestrian and bicycle trail over the Minnesota River.
Work moved up on I 35W bridge over MInnesota River 2017St. Paul Pioneer Press November 2, 2017 reports:

Replacement of the Interstate 35W bridge over the Minnesota River between Bloomington and Burnsville is scheduled to begin in 2018, and a meeting next week will give residents a chance to learn more about the four-year project.

Officials from the Minnesota Department of Transportation will present key points of the project at a Burnsville City Council public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway.

Work will include rebuilding I-35W from Cliff Road in Burnsville to 106th Street in Bloomington; adding a northbound lane; rebuilding the 106th Street bridge over the freeway; raising the roadway above the 100-year flood plain; and adding a pedestrian-bicycle trail over the river.

Scott Pedersen, MnDOT project engineer, said the project is a priority for the agency. It was originally scheduled for 2020.

The river bridge was built in 1957 and remodeled in 1984.

The bridge’s design does not allow for it to be expanded and requires additional inspection above the normal rate, Pedersen said.

Construction could start as early as July, with work lasting through the 2021 season, Pedersen said.
35 W FreewayTraffic on 35 W in 1978, once known as Lyndale Avenue.
Lyndale Avenue Perhaps one of the oldest photos in our collection showing Lyndale Avenue, now the 35W Freeway near Highway 13.
County Road 42 and County Road 11How the intersection of County Road 42 and County Road 11 looked in 1964.
Nicollet Avenue 1979What is today the Heart of the City at Nicollet and Burnsville Parkway.
Summer Road work 1970sA timeless photo shows summer road work at an unidentified Burnsville street.
Accident on Highway 13Truck overturns on Highway 13. December 21, 1977 Burnsville Current.
Car Hung on Billy Goat Bridge 1963October 1, 1963 Dakota County Tribune features photographs of car going over the side of McDermott's Bridge (also known as Billy Goat Bridge).
County Road 11 near Lake AlimagnetDriving on County Road 11 toward McAndrews.
Burnsville Parkway 2017Looking at Burnsville Parkway, near the Diamondhead Mall School District building.
County Road 42 and Nicollet AvenueA mid mid 1970s photo of County Road 42 and Nicollet Avenue.
City of BurnsvilleSnow plowing 1998 in Burnsville.
Replica of Billy Goat Bridge at Neil ParkNeill park. the Billy Goat bridge replica 2017. Photo by M.P. Kelleher

In 1992 the Billy Goat memorial footbridge was installed in Neill Park. It was designed to capture the essence of the original bridge.
Black Dog Road closes to public 2014 (2 pages)Black Dog Road in Burnsville is often damaged by flooding and hard to maintain. Opened in 1968, the road closed permanently to the public in July, 2014 becoming a private drive-way to the Xcel Energy Black Dog plant.
Hamilton Ferry will benefit Burnsville 1905April 29, 1905 (unknown source) The sum of $300 to aid in building a bridge across the Minnesota River, between Scott and Hennepin counties, or near what is known as Hamilton Ferry, but which said bridge will benefit the citizens of Burnesville Township, Dakota County. (Burnsville spelled incorrectly in story.)
35 W by airUndated photo of 35 W Freeway.
Cedar Ave Bridge Dismantled 1980Sun Del Stelling November 18, 1980
Old Cedar Ave. bridge going down

After 90 years of service to the Minnesota Valley area, the old Cedar Avenue bridge is finally being dis­ mantled,
A construction crew recently com­menced the task of tearing up the old wooden floor of the bridge and mak­ing preparation for the dismantling of the steel work.
According to a spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Transpor­tation (MnDOT), the removal project is expected to be completed by April, 1981.
Meanwhile, traffic is moving smoothly over the new bridge, which was opened late last month, provid­ing three lanes of traffic in either direction.
Commenced four years ago, the new bridge and the reconstruction of TH 77 was completed at a cost of approximately $56 million.
A pedestrian bridge, adjoining the bridge to the east will be constructed, with completion expected in late summer of 1981.
The MnDOT spokesman said the new bridge will eventually relieve rush hour congestion op the Interstate 35W bridge between Burnsville and Bloomington and also on the Mendota bridge.
Buses of the Metropolitan Transit Commission are already using the new structure.
Pedestrian bridge over Hwy 13 now considered a good bet 2017the August 17, 2017 Burnsville Sun/Thisweek News reports that the City will seek federal funds for a pedestrian bridge over HIghway 13 at Nicollet Avenue.
35 W FreewayRoad construction 35 W Bridge March 13, 1984 Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Billy Goat Bridge to be moved 2 pagesApril 15, 1987. After nearly a decade of discussion, Billy Goat Bridge was removed in the summer of 1987.
Building new Cedar Avenue On the border of Burnsville and Eagan, construction begins on a new Cedar Avenue 1979.
Street lightingBurnhaven Drive includes lighting with the City logo.
The Lyndale BridgeOn a way, Burnsville came of age in 1920 when it got its own bridge over the Minnesota River at Lyndale. (The Cedar Avenue bridge had been built in about 1896.) This was a unique structure in that it was a draw bridge. This would allow river traffic to continue reaching landings upstream. During WWII planners at Cargill took advantage of this, when they proposed building ocean-going U.S. Navy ships at their yard in Savage,, just on the Burnsville border. 28 tankers and 8 tugs were fabricated and the drawbridge allowed them to pass. The finish work was done in the New Orleans area. This enterprising idea allowed the workforce here to participate and benefit in the war construction boom.
Burnsville Parkway BridgeThe Burnsville Parkway bridge above 35 W - photo compliments City of Burnsville 2015.
Burnsville Parkway BridgeBlack and white version - The Burnsville Parkway bridge above 35 W - photo compliments City of Burnsville 2015.
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