A legislative committee was told today that the new completion date for the Wakota Bridge has been moved up a year. The eastbound span of the bridge (it’s actually two separate bridges) should open in July 2010.
The massive project began in 2002, and has ballooned by $56 million. It was originally supposed to be finished last year.
The bridge carries I-494 across the Mississippi between Newport and South St. Paul.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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