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September 17, 2009
New bridge nearly ready
Give it a week or so, and getting from one side of Farmington to the other will be a whole lot easier. That's because the new 195th Street extension, which includes a bridge over the railroad tracks, is nearly complete -- and two months ahead of schedule. A ribbon cutting ceremony...
September 17, 2009 - 3:15pm
March 5, 2009
Hastings bridge is coming down
It's official: The big blue bridge across the Mississippi River in Hastings will be coming down. For many, that may have already seemed like...
March 5, 2009 - 7:53am
November 13, 2008
MnDOT: Bridge program improved
ST. PAUL - Transportation officials said they completed extensive statewide bridge inspections, planned to hire more engineers and improved the way bridge reviews are handled. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is moving beyond the stepped-up bridge inspections Gov. Tim...
November 13, 2008 - 12:00am
October 7, 2008
MnDOT has four options on the table for new Hastings bridge
And then there were four. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has settled on four options for the replacement of the Hastings bridge,...
October 7, 2008 - 12:00am
September 29, 2008
Farmington students contributed to 35W bridge
A group of Farmington Middle School East students had a hand in the newly-opened I 35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge in Minneapolis. Last spring, the students -- last year's fifth grade class from North Trail Elementary School -- made decorative mosaic tiles for the bridge's Second Street...
September 29, 2008 - 12:00am
June 25, 2008
I-35W bridge growing together
MINNEAPOLIS - North and south ends of the new Interstate 35W bridge rapidly grow toward each other over the Mississippi River. The keystone in the middle of the new span should be put in place less than a year after the old 35W bridge collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145...
June 25, 2008 - 12:00am
June 19, 2008
Collapsed bridge's successor may be complete by September
MINNEAPOLIS -- Two halves of a new Interstate 35W freeway bridge stretch toward each other over the Mississippi River, separated by a gap of about 200 feet that shrinks with each day as workers toil around the clock. The old bridge collapsed last Aug. 1, killing 13 people and severing...
June 19, 2008 - 12:00am
Truck drops Caterpillar off Duluth bridge, damages I-35
DULUTH, Minn. -- A Caterpillar earth scraper fell off a flatbed trailer coming down U.S. Highway 53 and plunged more than 40 feet to the ground below Wednesday morning, clipping an elevated section of northbound Interstate 35 during its fall. Several people were injured in the accident,...
June 19, 2008 - 12:00am
June 2, 2008
Hastings bridge will close over two weekends
Consider this fair warning: the Hastings bridge will be closed June 13-15 and June 20-22. Both lanes. All weekend long. That was one of the biggest pieces of news that came out of last Thursday's public meeting on the bridge. Those dates are not set in stone, as weather could still...
June 2, 2008 - 12:00am
May 22, 2008
Report critical of MnDOT's decisions relating to Interstate 35W bridge prior to its collapse
ST. PAUL -- Transportation officials called the Minneapolis bridge a "budget buster," so expensive to fix or replace that decisions were put off, for years, until it collapsed last August. A new report on Wednesday said money worries, imprecise inspections, and disregard of policies...
May 22, 2008 - 12:00am
May 9, 2008
Single lane on Hastings bridge extended by an hour through May 9
Construction crews reduced traffic on the Hastings bridge to one lane for most of the past two weeks as they worked to install a platform beneath the deck to support equipment and workers during the project. That work has been delayed by inclement weather and as a result, the bridge...
May 9, 2008 - 12:00am
May 6, 2008
Agreement reached on bridge survivors' compensation
ST. PAUL - Minnesota lawmakers approved a plan Monday to pay survivors of last year's Interstate 35W bridge collapse. The House voted 127-5 for compromise legislation that stemmed from prolonged negotiations between the House and Senate. Senators followed with a 65-0 vote. Survivors...
May 6, 2008 - 12:00am
May 2, 2008
McCain blames federal earmarks for I-35 bridge collapse
Presidential candidate John McCain's blaming of federal earmarks as causing the Interstate 35W bridge to collapse in Minneapolis upset the Minnesota Senate's transportation chairman. Sen. Steve Murphy, DFL-Red Wing, said he is troubled by McCain not understanding the importance of...
May 2, 2008 - 12:00am