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Remaining section of old Highway 61 bridge knocked into the river

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One of the few remaining pieces of the Highway 61 bridge in Hastings was knocked into the Mississippi River at about 4 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11.


Dramatic video of the process can be seen by visiting the Hastings Bridge Watch page at

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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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