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Pile driving to continue through winter for new bridge

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Construction has begun on the new Hastings bridge, but it will still be a while before there's much to see. The pile driving process will continue until March or April, said project coordinator Steve Kordosky.


Pile driving is the foundation-laying process for bridges. Crews have to sink piles deep enough so that they're embedded with enough friction and resistance to hold up the weight of the bridge, said Mn/DOT public affairs coordinator J.P. Gillach.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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