Hiawatha Av. at failed bridge reopens to traffic

  • Updated: February 27, 2012 - 5:46 AM
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The Sabo bridge was closed at 26th and Hiawatha Avenue South in Minneapolis.

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After several days of closure because of failed cables on the Martin Olav Sabo Bridge, Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis will reopen to traffic at 5 a.m. Monday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Sunday,

Hiawatha, also known as Hwy. 55, was shut down last week after cables on the pedestrian and bicycle bridge broke.

The bridge, just five years old, spans the road and light-rail tracks. The closure affected traffic and also the light-rail system. Train service resumed Friday.

The bridge remains closed while an inspection and investigation are conducted.

The closure of Hiawatha affected traffic between East 26the Street and Lake Street, according to MnDOT. The road had been closed since Feb. 20.

HERON MÁRQUEZ

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