One of the frustrations vented by News Cut commentators since the Highway 43 bridge in Winona closed a week ago is: Why can’t they keep it open for bicycles?
The bridge, MnDOT announced today, will reopen on Saturday for automobiles, pickups, vans, SUVs and emergency vehicles. But not to bicycles.
During repairs to the gusset plates on the bridge, the sidewalks will be closed.
The ferry service across the Mississippi River will end a week from Friday.
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 several blogs, 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.