--- The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) would
like to inform the public that the old Trunk Highway 197 bridge
over the Mississippi River in Bemidji will be removed by blasting
to Duane Hill, Mn/DOT Northwest District Bridge Engineer, the
demolition of the old bridge will be conducted on Tuesday, December
3rd and Wednesday, December 4th between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m.
"traffic will be stopped prior to each blast so the public
should be prepared for short delays on these days." Hill
cautioned motorists to slow down, as flaggers will be on site
to stop traffic and keep people out of the blast zone.
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