Good news arrives on bridge: Contractors are aiming to have drivers on two lanes of the new bridge in 11 months
Drivers in Hastings get good news this week: The Highway 61 bridge over the Mississippi River here will, if all goes as planned, be completed six months earlier than previous projections.
After high water and a state government shutdown prompted significant delays in the project, Minnesota Department of Transportation officials said the project wouldn't be complete until May 2014.
Now, it looks as though the bridge could be finished at the end of 2013.
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