Stretch of Hiawatha, light rail in Minneapolis closed until further notice

Drivers and rail passengers will have to continue using alternate routes as repairs continue indefinitely on the Martin Olav Sabo pedestrian and bicycle bridge that spans the route. Fox 9 reports crews are still trying to stabilize the bridge. The city's transportation director tells the station that every time workers touch one part of the bridge, something else happens.

Hiawatha, Light Rail Closure Lingers On:

The inspectors who looked over the bridge cables in October tell the Star Tribune they were shocked to learn about the failure. The newspaper says city officials gave the bridge top marks in every inspection dating back to 2008.

Commuters can check Metro Transit's website for updates and other information.

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