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Bridge move to be delayed 48 hours

There will be a 48-hour delay with the Hastings bridge project, it was learned late Thursday.

The move will now begin Friday morning, Sept. 7, meaning the current Highway 61 bridge in Hastings will be closed starting Saturday and continuing until Monday. The bridge is expected to reopen sometime Monday, Sept. 10, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The 6.5 million pound main span will be floated out to the river on Friday, Sept. Sept. 7.

On Saturday, Sept. 8, prep work will be done for the lift of the bridge.

On Sunday, Sept. 9, the bridge will be lifted into place.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings 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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