Walking To & From Canal Park Minnesota Slip Bridge Painting | March 5, 2018 – Early May 2018 The MN Slip Bridge (Blue Bridge) will be closed beginning Monday, March 5, 2018 for painting and remain closed for several weeks. The bridge connects pedestrian traffic from the DECC to/from Canal Park. Work is expected to be complete in early May. During this time, pedestrian traffic will be rerouted around the William A. Irvin. See map below for alternate route. Click on map to enlarge.