Minneapolis crews finished shoring up the Martin Olav Sabo Bridge on Thursday, nearly four days after a set of cables broke loose from the mast and forced its emergency closure.

Officials said they also released tension from another set of cables linked to a cracked anchor on the bicycle and pedestrian bridge spanning Hiawatha Avenue. They plan to remove that set of cables Friday. Crews will inspect the bridge's other 16 sets of cables for signs of cracking or distress.

Hiawatha between E. 26th Street and E. Lake Street will stay closed, and Metro Transit will continue operating buses to replace Hiawatha light-rail trains between the Franklin Avenue, Lake Street/Midtown and 38th Street stations. Officials said they will decide when to reopen Hiawatha and resume rail service after inspections.

MAYA RAO