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Nick Cooper
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Bong Bridge Maintenance to Continue Over Next Two Weeks

Bong Bridge maintenance began last week and, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the project is expected to continue through the next two weeks.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Spring Bridge Maintenance Work Begins Today In the Northland

Spring cleaning doesn't just involve our houses and yards, it also pertains to Northland bridges.  Today marks the beginning of area bridge work, which will impact travel.

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Nick Stoltman
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Expect Bong Bridge Ramp Closures Wednesday Due to Inspection

If you plan on taking the Bong Bridge on Wednesday, May 3, plan on slow travel as the Minnesota Department of Transportation has a regularly scheduled inspection set to begin at 9 a.m.

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Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media
Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media
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Did You Know You Have Access To MN Bridge Inspection Reports?

I saw an article today in the Duluth News Tribune about the possibility of replacing the Blatnik Bridge within the next 10-15 years.   It's near the end of it's life.  As you probably have noticed, every year there are bridge inspections.  After the I-35 bridge collapsed nearly a decade ago, bridge strength and safety has been a big deal for MNDOT.  I learned today, that you can actually look up the bridge inspection reports!

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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You Know You’re From Superior If

Things are a little different on the Superior side of the bridge.  If you're from Superior all of these will be very familiar.

Nick Cooper- TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper- TSM Duluth
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UPDATE: Significant Closures on Blatnik Bridge to Impact Traffic Starting August 22

For anyone that uses the Blatnik Bridge to travel between Duluth and Superior, you should look for an alternative route starting August 22. A scheduled repair project to the bridge is set to begin on Monday, August 22 that will have a significant impact on traffic into October. 

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Nick Stoltman
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UPDATE: Scheduled Lane Closures On Interstate 535 On April 28 And 29

Last summer I kept you up to date on what was happening with the Bong Bridge construction and feel that it's my duty to keep you in the know this year too.  The construction started on April 13.  There are some lane closures coming up that you should be aware of.

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Stephen Tanko
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US 2 Eastbound Lanes Of Bong Bridge Will Close On April 13

Here we go again!  Last summer I kept you up to date on what was happening with the Bong Bridge construction and feel that it's my duty to keep you in the know this year too.  Get ready, it starts April 13.

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Steven Tanko
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Richard I. Bong Bridge Will Re-Open Friday Morning

It's something that has been a source of frustration several times this summer.  My husband and I would keep forgetting part of the Bong Bridge was closed and drive in that direction only to have to turn around (we eventually started laughing at ourselves, DUH!).  But tomorrow that frustration is over as the Bong Bridge is scheduled to re-open!

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Steven Tanko
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Wisconsin Department of Transportation Holds Meeting For Public Involvement In Upcoming Projects

How many times have you said, "they should have", "why didn't they" or "how long are they going to be working on this?  Here's your chance to find out.  There will be a public meeting with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation you should attend to get answers to your questions and find out what's on the construction docket for the next few years.

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UPDATE: Bong Bridge To Close For Repairs; Delayed Traffic Detour, Details On When and For How Long

Northlanders are no strangers to road and bridge repair.  There is a biggie coming up that will affect travel across Lake Superior.  Don't panic, it won't close completely for the two year project, but you will have to remember which lane is closed each year.

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YouTube
YouTube
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Remember the Arrowhead Bridge Between Duluth & Superior? Here’s A Trip Across from 1984 [VIDEO]

Cathy and I were talking today the bridges between Duluth and Superior and she brought up the Arrowhead Bridge.  I had heard of it, but I'm too young to remember so I went on the web to see if I could find some info. Not only did I find out some cool facts, but also found this video on YouTube!

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