(La Crescent, MN)  --  A four-year construction project is complete and the Dresbach Bridge over the Mississippi River is open to traffic.  The 25-hundred foot span joins Minnesota and Wisconsin.  

At its peak, 270 people worked on the project which cost an estimated 187-million dollars. The work has forced drivers to take detours several miles long and wait through more than a few traffic delays.  

Lawmakers and Department of Transportation officials from both states attended a Friday ceremony which celebrated the project's completion.