McLeod County officials say the replacement of the bridge over High Island Creek began Monday.
The bridge is located on Leaf Avenue approximately ¼ mile south of McLeod County Road 17 in the southeast part of Penn Township.
McLeod County Engineer John Brunkhost says the road is closed to thru traffic and there will be no detour posted. Local traffic should find an alternate route.
Brunkhorst says construction should last about 50 days.