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Hastings Bridge

May 31, 2013
Butch Kane of Hastings is pictured in the front row, second from the left, in the stocking cap. He skipped school to attend the ribbon cutting that opened the current Highway 61 bridge in February of 1951. Hastings Gazette photo
History repeating itself for Butch Kane: Hastings man stood in front row for ribbon-cutting to open bridge in 1951
May 31, 2013 - 3:31pm
May 30, 2013
City to memorialize 'Big Blue'
May 30, 2013 - 8:49am
May 16, 2013
Southbound Highway 61 coming into Hastings will see delays beginning May 20
May 16, 2013 - 3:24pm
May 10, 2013
Bill Clothier smiles just after crossing the bridge on Tuesday morning. Clothier has been a regular at the construction site and has gotten to know several members of the crew. (Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson)
Clothier is first civilian to cross new bridge
May 10, 2013 - 10:10am
The new Hastings bridge is pictured here alongside of the current bridge. Traffic will be routed to a portion of the new bridge on or about June 5. One lane in each direction will be opened, with all four lanes opening in late November or early December. (Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson)
Almost time: MnDOT sets June 5 as target date to open new bridge to traffic
May 10, 2013 - 9:42am
May 2, 2013
Overnight delays expected over bridge May 8 and 9
May 2, 2013 - 11:06am
March 29, 2013
New Hastings bridge is on schedule: One lane of traffic in each direction will be routed to the new bridge around June 1
March 29, 2013 - 7:00am
October 11, 2012
Pricetag for bridge grows: MnDOT to pay $2.1 million to speed up construction
October 11, 2012 - 9:00am
September 28, 2012
A color for the next century: 'Terra cotta' bridge color was chosen to stand out, match downtown
September 28, 2012 - 8:28am
A massive lift, massive relief - Bridge crews worked long hours, drank 50 gallons of coffee and ate 10 gallons of chili
September 28, 2012 - 8:20am
September 24, 2012
The Highway 61 bridge in Hastings was closed over the weekend while crews moved the main span of the new bridge into place and lifted it up to the new piers. Traffic is once again flowing across the existing bridge as work continues on the new bridge.
Bridge reopens to traffic
September 24, 2012 - 11:52am
September 23, 2012
This is the scene at the Hastings bridge as of 5:15 p.m. Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson
Bridge lift complete; time-lapse video is now online
September 23, 2012 - 6:32am
September 20, 2012
Bridge project on schedule for Saturday; span will be floated downstream Saturday morning
September 20, 2012 - 8:37am
September 14, 2012
Hastings bridge closure update: The bridge is now expected to close Sept. 22-24
September 14, 2012 - 3:18pm
September 10, 2012
The main span for the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings is now floating out of the navigational channel in the Mississippi River.
Hastings bridge closure changes: It is now expected to close sometime next week
September 10, 2012 - 2:50pm