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May 20, 2010
MnDOT to lower speed limit on Highway 61 north of Hastings bridge
The Minnesota Department of Transportation told elected officials in Hastings on Wednesday afternoon they planned to reduce the speed limit on Highway 61 between the Hastings bridge and U.S. Highway 10. The current 60 mph speed limit will remain in place between The Point Restaurant...
May 20, 2010 - 5:04am
May 3, 2010
One person dies in fatal crash north of Highway 61 bridge in Hastings
A crash just north of the Highway 61 bridge claimed the life of one person Monday morning, May 3. Brian Jacobson, 34, of Lake City, died in the...
May 3, 2010 - 7:48am
November 4, 2009
National Parks Service has concerns about cable bridge option for Highway 61 Hastings bridge
Concerns raised by the National Parks Service, and general scheduling conflicts, have caused a delay in the release of the request for proposals (RFP) for the Highway 61 bridge replacement project. The RFP will likely include both the cable-supported and the arch bridge options....
November 4, 2009 - 9:21am
MnDOT names possible Hastings bridge builders
The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Monday released the names of the contractor teams that will be considered for the Highway 61 bridge replacement project. The teams are Flatiron/Kiewit, Lunda/Ames, and PCL/Edward Kraemer and Sons. MnDOT Project Manager Steve Kordosky...
November 4, 2009 - 8:30am
August 26, 2009
Grant could speed up bridge project
Construction of a new St. Croix River bridge could start as early as next year if Minnesota secures a federal grant for the project, a Washington County official said. The county is throwing its support behind a $300 million Minnesota Department of Transportation grant request for...
August 26, 2009 - 2:14pm
February 25, 2009
Letter: Bridge a big loss
When my father owned a printing business in Inver Grove Heights, I'm pretty sure he moved his shop for the sole reason of me always wanting him to take the old toll bridge to and from. Its 75-cent toll was money well spent for the 30 seconds I got to spend crossing it, and basking...
February 25, 2009 - 10:00am
February 10, 2009
Board votes to remove old bridge
Bridge 5600. The Rock Island Bridge. The J.A.R. swing bridge. The Newport rail bridge. Call it what you will, because soon it will be gone. The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a bid contract for removal of the bridge that spans the Mississippi River...
February 10, 2009 - 12:00am
November 13, 2008
MnDOT: Bridge program improved
ST. PAUL - Transportation officials said they completed extensive statewide bridge inspections, planned to hire more engineers and improved the...
November 13, 2008 - 12:00am
October 10, 2008
Highway 61 bridge inspection Monday and Tuesday, traffic to single lane
Motorists will encounter delays next Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 13 and 14, during an inspection of the Highway 61 bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Hastings, according to a Minnesota Department of Transportation press release. Traffic will be restricted to a single lane with...
October 10, 2008 - 3:46pm
October 7, 2008
MnDOT has four options on the table for new Hastings bridge
And then there were four. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has settled on four options for the replacement of the Hastings bridge,...
October 7, 2008 - 12:00am
Stillwater lift bridge closed due to accident
The Minnesota Highway 36/Wisconsin 64 Stillwater Lift Bridge across the St. Croix River between Stillwater, Minn. and Houlton, Wis. is closed this afternoon after a truck became wedged beneath the girders of the structure. The crash happened about 1:55 p.m. this afternoon. Currently...
July 7, 2008 - 4:07am
June 25, 2008
I-35W bridge growing together
MINNEAPOLIS - North and south ends of the new Interstate 35W bridge rapidly grow toward each other over the Mississippi River. The keystone in the middle of the new span should be put in place less than a year after the old 35W bridge collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145...
June 25, 2008 - 12:00am
June 19, 2008
Collapsed bridge's successor may be complete by September
MINNEAPOLIS -- Two halves of a new Interstate 35W freeway bridge stretch toward each other over the Mississippi River, separated by a gap of about 200 feet that shrinks with each day as workers toil around the clock. The old bridge collapsed last Aug. 1, killing 13 people and severing...
June 19, 2008 - 12:00am
Truck drops Caterpillar off Duluth bridge, damages I-35
DULUTH, Minn. -- A Caterpillar earth scraper fell off a flatbed trailer coming down U.S. Highway 53 and plunged more than 40 feet to the ground below Wednesday morning, clipping an elevated section of northbound Interstate 35 during its fall. Several people were injured in the accident,...
June 19, 2008 - 12:00am
May 30, 2008
Counties haggle over swing bridge
Call it a tale of two counties. Officials in Washington and Dakota counties are in a sort of tug of war over the swing bridge that spans the Mississippi River between St. Paul Park and Inver Grove Heights. The "5600 Bridge," as it is officially recognized by the state, once operated...
May 30, 2008 - 12:00am