STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT For the love of bridges ... Not!
I had a dream - or perhaps it was a nightmare - about bridges the other day. I dont know why they were on my mind, other than I recently heard a friend tell me of her experience crossing the Mackinac ... Posted on 11/19/12 at 11:16 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Bachmann plans to continue bridge work
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she will continue efforts to build a new bridge linking Minnesota and Wisconsin even though newly drawn congressional districts mean she would no longer represent the a... Posted on 2/22/12 at 12:50 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Thompson Bridge webcam
Here is the link to the construction of the new Thompson, North Dakota bridge. I wrote about the bridge recently and thought you might like to watch the new bridge being built.
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FAR SIDE OF FIFTY The Red Bridge
When Far Guy was growing up..there was a bridge in town called the Red Bridge. Since I didn't grow up in town I was not privy to the "townies" secret language. The old red bridge just exists... Posted on 11/23/09 at 5:26 AM
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 request for proposals (RFP) for the construction of a new Highway 61 bridge is now in the hands of potential builders, and the document includes a previously unreleased cost cap of $220 million for the actual construction of the bridge.
PRESCOTT—When the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) narrowed the number of remaining design options for the new Minn. Hwy. 61 bridge in Hastings, Minn., to two, arch and cable, it didn’t get any more specific than that.
Area people interested in what the new Hastings (Minn.) bridge could look like, the potential impacts to the surrounding environment and the cost of the different bridge types still being considered can now learn more.
HASTINGS, Minn. -- citizens got their first look at the four bridge types being considered for the Hastings bridge replacement at an open house.
While opinions on the different designs were mixed, they were generally positive.
The St. Croix River Crossing Project, known to most people as the new Stillwater (Minn.) Bridge, continues to plod along, but recent developments make the situation downright ridiculous. The most recent circumstances found a truck rumbling down the bridge and damaging 11 overhead cross sections.
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