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About 4 a.m. Monday, one of the few remaining portions of the old Highway 61 bridge was dropped into the Mississippi River. (RiverTown Multimedia photo by Chad Richardson)

All lanes of new Highway 61 bridge to open

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Years and years of frustrations, backed-up traffic, terrible crashes, construction delays, construction marvels and gawking are about to be over.

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Saturday afternoon, it is expected that the new U.S. Highway 61 bridge over the Mississippi River in Hastings will be fully opened. Two lanes in each direction will zip over the bridge with hardly any construction orange in sight.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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