As they say in Maine, "Ya can't get thar from hear-er."
Bridge work is ongoing through August 2017. Travel to Kongsvinger from the south is a bit of a challenge.
When coming to Kongsvinger from the Grand Forks metro area you have two options:
The simplest route is to take interstate I29 North out of Grand Forks ND and come through Oslo MN--about 40 minutes.
Click HERE for directions through OSLO.
Minnesota Directed Detour
This route takes you through open fields and a pleasant drive through Alvarado MN--about 60 minutes.
Click HERE for MNDOT guided tour.