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Live video of Hastings bridge move is online

Hastings,Minnesota 55033
Hastings Star Gazette
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Live video of Hastings bridge move is online
Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

The 6.5 million pound main span for the new bridge in Hastings is on the move. Live video is streaming online of the initial part of the move, which is taking place today.

Click here to see the live video.

The move is a very slow process and is expected to take all day. Crews have the 545-foot span loaded onto a pair of self propelled modular transports. Those transports are essentially trailers with hundreds of individually controlled wheels. Those transports are slowly moving the bridge onto two platforms. The platforms lead to two enormous barges.

Once the bridge is loaded onto the barges, tugboats will move the span out of the navigation channel of the river. The span will sit on the river until Wednesday morning, when it will be floated downstream and lifted into place.

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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