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High water to delay bridge work
Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

WINDOM -- Work on the new U.S. 71 bridge south of Windom has been delayed due to high water in the Des Moines River, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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The bridge replacement project began July 12 and was expected to be complete by Oct. 15. Officials now expect completion to be closer to mid-November.

Highway 71 traffic continues to be detoured to Cottonwood County Road 17 and Jackson County Road 30.

There is a 12-foot width restriction on Highway 71 in both directions from Cottonwood County Road 25 to Highway 60.

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