Easily the most gorgeous picture of the day. It comes from the Hastings Star-Gazette, which is providing terrific coverage of the engineering marvel happening today — the floating of the new center section of the Highway 61 bridge. (Click for larger image)
You can also follow the progress via Twitter.
And the City of Hastings has additional images from the bridge on its Facebook page.
About the blogger
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.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.