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Bridge will soon be floated into place

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HASTINGS, Minn. -- The main span for the new Highway 61 bridge over the Mississippi River will be floated toward its final location around Labor Day, Sept 3.


Thousands of people are expected to come down to the riverfront to watch the 545-foot, 6.5-million pound structure get moved, and the Hastings Police Department has been working on a plan to determine where to put them all.

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