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A truck crosses the bridge on Nobles County 5 south of Worthington. While the bridge is among those newly identified as being eligible for replacement, it doesn't yet have restricted weight limits. The bridge could be replaced in as early as four years.

Restricted bridge list on the rise in county

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WORTHINGTON -- By early spring, 13 more bridges in Nobles County will be posted for restricted weights, bringing the total number of bridge postings in the county to 27.

While that may sound like a lot, Public Works Director Stephen Schnieder said it is little more than 7 percent of the county's 365 bridges on the township, county road and county state aid highway system.

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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 www.farmbleat.areavoices.com.
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