MELROSE -- Stearns County's Highway Department is closing a bridge near Melrose for the next several months.

The bridge on Highway 65 which spans the Sauk River and is a mile-and-a-half east of the city of Melrose will close to traffic Monday morning.

Crews will be working to replace the bridge over the next three months.

A detour will be available via Highway 65 to I-94 to County Highway 13.