Concrete falls from pedestrian bridge in St. Cloud

Part of University Drive was closed to traffic Saturday night after concrete had fallen from a pedestrian bridge near the St. Cloud State University campus, the St. Cloud Times reports. No injuries or damage was reported. The bridge remains closed to pedestrians until further notice.
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Part of University Drive was closed to traffic Saturday night after concrete had fallen from a pedestrian bridge near the St. Cloud State University campus, the St. Cloud Times reports. No injuries or damage was reported. The bridge remains closed to pedestrians until further notice.

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