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MnDOT proposes new bridge over Mississippi in Winona

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has recommended building a new two-lane Highway 43 bridge across the Mississippi River, adjacent and just upstream from the existing span, the Winona Daily News reports.
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It's time to build a new bridge across the Mississippi at Winona, the Minnesota Department of Transportation says. The new span would be built adjacent to the existing one, the Winona Daily News reports.

MnDOT's plan would not include any closures. Once the new bridge is finished, the existing one would be rehabilitated, and both would remain open.

Winona's mayor recently said fixing the old bridge is not a good enough plan.

Here's a good glimpse at the span, from a 2010 inspection of the bridge:

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