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City Set to Close Bridge on Lindahl Road in Early August

Press Release Residents | July 9, 2020

For Immediate Release – July 9, 2020

City Set to Close Bridge on Lindahl Road in Early August

Hermantown, Minn. – Hermantown’s Public Works team has targeted Monday, August 3, 2020 as the date to close a bridge spanning the Midway River on Lindahl Road.

The bridge, located on a gravel stretch of Lindahl Road in southwest Hermantown, was either set for significant repairs or removal. With the cost of repairs slated to be roughly four times the cost of removal, combined with the environmental benefits to Midway River, the City Council voted 5-0 to close the bridge at the March 2, 2020 City Council meeting.

The resolution and vote followed a public information meeting with residents in December of 2019.

Initial expectations were that the bridge could remain open until the 2021 construction season, but recent inspections of the bridge revealed greater need to close the span on the rural road sooner.

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For more information contact: Joe Wicklund, Communications & Community Engagement Manager,  City of Hermantown via e-mail at jwicklund@hermantownmn.com or via phone at 218.729.3614.