March 13, 2019 05:42 PM
Construction crews in Red Wing are in a race against the clock, and a race against the river.
They are building the new Highway 63 Bridge over the Mississippi River. Some projections show the water level rising as many as 13 feet in coming weeks, which could bring construction over the water to a stop and delay the project.
Now crews are working 24 hours a day to install the girders before the river gets too high.
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"The real thing is to get over the river before the levels come up, and before shipping season comes up," said Mark Anderson with MnDOT.
The new, accelerated deadline is the weekend of March 23, which would put construction about a week ahead of the original schedule. If crews stay on schedule, the bridge will open in the Fall of 2019.
Updated: March 13, 2019 05:42 PM
Created: March 13, 2019 04:36 PM
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