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That bridge is officially unsafe. I discovered yesterday that metro transit buses are now detoured because they are forbidden from driving across the first bridge that I photographed last month.

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There are not yet signs up preventing any traffic.  I spent the night at the Minneapolis #occupy site.  On the way back this morning, I asked the transit bus driver about the detour.  She said she saw trucks and a school bus still driving over the bridge, but metro was warned against it until it is repaired.

I do not know of any repairs scheduled for that bridge.  It'll be next year (after winter) before any work can start on it.  The collapse of this bridge over the multiple train railroads would be less dramatic than the I-35 collapse over the Mississippi River four years ago, but it's better to avoid the danger altogether.  It's good that somebody is paying attention and trying to divert at least some of the heaviest traffic.

Any local readers should also find alternate routes of travel since the bridge is clearly unsafe.

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