The bicycle-pedestrian bridge over I94 at Griggs Street in Saint Paul has been closed due to crumbling concrete.
The falling concrete ‘weakens the span.’ I wonder how many windshields on I94 can testify to that?
In the meantime, the suggested alternate crossings of I94 are at Lexington Avenue and Hamline Avenue. Neither is sunshine and rainbows on a bicycle, although if forced to choose, I’d choose Hamline. Neither the roadway nor the sidewalks are configured in a way to be handled safely on a bicycle. All riders can do through this section is to ensure they are traveling on the side of the street appropriate to their direction of travel, and be sure that they are seen as they travel over the on/off ramps of I94.