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U.S. 71 near Windom opens

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news Worthington, 56187

Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

MANKATO -- The new U.S. Highway 71 bridge located one-half mile south of Minnesota 60 junction near Windom reopened to traffic Wednesday afternoon, according to officials at the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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U.S. 71 has been closed since July 12 and was expected to be complete by mid-October, but the contractor experienced a significant delay due to high waters in September.

The existing bridge was replaced. The new bridge features engineering improvements and improved functionality. Duininck Inc. was the prime contractor for the $1.5 million project.

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