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May 20, 2010
MnDOT to lower speed limit on Highway 61 north of Hastings bridge
The Minnesota Department of Transportation told elected officials in Hastings on Wednesday afternoon they planned to reduce the speed limit on Highway 61 between the Hastings bridge and U.S. Highway 10. The current 60 mph speed limit will remain in place between The Point Restaurant...
May 20, 2010 - 5:04am
May 3, 2010
One person dies in fatal crash north of Highway 61 bridge in Hastings
A crash just north of the Highway 61 bridge claimed the life of one person Monday morning, May 3. Brian Jacobson, 34, of Lake City, died in the...
May 3, 2010 - 7:48am
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
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 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 30, 2008
Counties haggle over swing bridge
Call it a tale of two counties. Officials in Washington and Dakota counties are in a sort of tug of war over the swing bridge that spans the Mississippi River between St. Paul Park and Inver Grove Heights. The "5600 Bridge," as it is officially recognized by the state, once operated...
May 30, 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 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