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The main span for the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings is now floating out of the navigational channel in the Mississippi River. RiverTown Multimedia photo by Chad Richardson

Hastings bridge now expected to close sometime next week

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There has been another change of plans for the Hastings bridge closure, which had been scheduled for this week.

It looks as though the bridge will close during 48 to 72 hours sometime next week.


When asked about the delay from last week's scheduled closure to this week's scheduled closure, MnDOT's Kirsten Klein said in an email that "the scale and magnitude of the process requires them to be very diligent and tedious with all of the checks they go through."

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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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