THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Mystery Bridge Nr. 24: The Red Rock Bridges
Our 24th Mystery Bridge profile (as I counted the unusual bridge type in a salty German city as nr. 23) features not only one bridge, but as many as five, all going back to Marion County, Iowa, whic... Posted on 5/16/13 at 5:53 AM
STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT For the love of bridges ... Not!
I had a dream - or perhaps it was a nightmare - about bridges the other day. I dont know why they were on my mind, other than I recently heard a friend tell me of her experience crossing the Mackinac ... Posted on 11/19/12 at 11:16 PM
CAPITOL CHATTER Bachmann plans to continue bridge work
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she will continue efforts to build a new bridge linking Minnesota and Wisconsin even though newly drawn congressional districts mean she would no longer represent the a... Posted on 2/22/12 at 12:50 PM
THE FLENSBURG FILES 2011 Christmas Market Tour: Dresden Part I General Information
There is an old stereotype that many Americans go by when they hear of Germany, which is beer, bratwurst and Bavaria. Everything else is backwards and is not worth the time or money to visit. This w... Posted on 12/22/11 at 8:11 AM
Second phase of Minnesota 60 construction set for next spring
WORTHINGTON — Crews will begin demolition of the old railroad bridge over Minnesota 60 in Worthington today, with plans formalizing to open up the new four-lane highway from Bigelow to Worthington’s beltline, near Worthington Power and Equipment by the end of this month.
Minnesota Department of Transportation workers inspect potential damage from atop the I-90 bridge over US 59 Thursday afternoon after a tractor pulling a large digger got wedged underneath. Jaycox Implement employees and equipment came out and lowered the digger allowing it to be backed out with minimal damage. Minnesota State Patrol and Worthington police also responded to the incident.
ST. PAUL — U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann said she will continue efforts to build a new bridge linking Minnesota and Wisconsin, even though newly drawn congressional districts mean she will no longer represent the area where the bridge would be built.
LUVERNE — Over the course of the next five years, Rock County plans to replace nearly 30 bridges on its county and township road and state aid highway system — work that will cost an estimated $5.4 million.
Parties release claims, no money will be exchanged
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County commissioners were notified Tuesday morning a settlement agreement and release absolves any potential claims against the county related to the Nobles County State Aid Highway 1 bridge collapse on Oct. 19, 2010.
CSAH 1 replacement begins today; CSAH 14 work to start by mid-September
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.
CSAH 1, 14 bridges won’t be finished before harvest
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County Commissioners on Tuesday awarded a contract to Midwest Contractor, LLC, of Marshall, to complete the two bridge replacement projects — one on Nobles County State Aid Highway 1 south of Brewster, and the other on CSAH 14, west of Brewster.
Even with the bridge near Brewster, which is not considered historically significant, one has to maintain the structures to cut costs for replacing them outright and to prolong their structural lives, while at the same time, apply strict rules to protect them from damage caused by reckless driving or even vandalism.
WORTHINGTON — In 24 years of working road construction, Glen Woodis of Shieldsville said he had never had a machine “leave the job” until October 19, 2010, when the milling machine he was driving went through the deck of the bridge on Nobles 1, south of Brewster.
Lawsuit stems from October's bridge collapse
WORTHINGTON - Nobles County commissioners spent more than a half-hour in closed session Tuesday morning to discuss an anticipated claim against the county by Mid-State Reclamation and Trucking related to the Oct. 19, 2010, bridge collapse on County State Aid Highway 1, south of Brewster.
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County Commissioners on Tuesday learned that there is remaining bridge bonding money in the state’s coffers, which will allow the county to move forward with its plans to replace a bridge on County State Aid Highway 11, northwest of Ellsworth.
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