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Ryan mcgaughey/daily globe A bridge that has been reduced to one lane of travel since a partial collapse last year sits closed Wednesday afternoon, awaiting the start of reconstruction.

Bridge work begins in Nobles County

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BREWSTER -- It has been nearly a year since a milling machine broke through a timber bridge structure on Nobles County State Aid Highway 1 south of Brewster, causing a partial collapse and a road restricted to one lane of travel. This morning, construction crews are finally on the scene to begin removing what is left of the bridge and replacing it with a precast concrete box culvert.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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