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The framework for a large cofferdam is pictured above. It was being lowered into the river by a crane on Wednesday when a cable broke. Nobody was injured in the incident. The failure will mean a one-week setback for crews.

Equipment failure causes problem during construction of new Hastings bridge

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A broken cable caused a problem Wednesday afternoon for crews building the new Hastings bridge.

Construction is well under way on the project, including work on the massive piers that will support the new bridge. It was while work was being done on one of the piers that the problem surfaced.


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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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