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MnDOT: Minneapolis pedestrian bridge 'out of commission' after being hit by truck

Updated: August 06, 2019 10:16 PM

A Minneapolis pedestrian bridge over Interstate 94 will be "out of commission" after it was struck by a truck, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. 

MnDOT said the 22nd Avenue pedestrian bridge near Augsburg University was hit by the truck Monday evening. 

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The truck also hit the 24th Avenue and Riverside Avenue bridges, according to MnDOT.

The southbound right lane of the 25th Avenue bridge will also be closed until Aug. 12. The Riverside Avenue bridge will remain open, according to MnDOT.

The department said those who rely on the pedestrian bridge to cross I-94 should use the 25th Avenue or 20th Avenue bridges in the meantime.

When asked what the timeline for how long the pedestrian bridge would be closed, MnDOT responded by saying "awhile."

Francis Whitfield uses the 22nd Street pedestrian bridge often and she says this will certainly be an inconvenience.

"I hope it [isn't closed for] awhile, I hope it['s] soon," said Whitfield, who lives near the bridge. "I definitely use it, as much as I can."

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