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The main span for the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings has been painted. It is expected to be floated in place right around Labor Day. Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson

Move of 6.5 million pound span of new Hastings bridge expected around Labor Day

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Construction continues and preparations are under way throughout the city in anticipation of a big couple days for the new bridge here.


Crews are busy assembling the main span for the new Highway 61 bridge over the Mississippi River. The span, weighing some 6.5 million pounds, will be floated downstream right around Labor Day. It will then be jacked into place.

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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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