Officials say St. Cloud bridge repair was possible
Published 07/14/2008, Associated Press
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The St. Cloud Times reports that Minnesota transportation officials decided to close and replace a bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Cloud even though a consultant said it would be adequate to fix it. The DeSoto bridge shares the same design as the Minneapolis bridge that fell Aug. 1. Like other Minnesota bridges, it was inspected after that bridge fell last year.Word count: 149
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