Lift bridge repairs to take a week

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Jun 18, 2013 at 4:31 am

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) Minnesota transportation officials say it may take a week before repairs are made to the Stillwater Lift Bridge.

The bridge has been stuck in the down position after the cable snapped Sunday evening as the span was being lowered into place for road and pedestrian traffic. Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation had initially believed repairs could be made quickly. But spokesman Kent Barnard SAYS repair crews are having trouble locating a replacement cable in the area.

 Barnard says experts believe it will take an additional week to install the cable and get the bridge working again.

MnDOT says the bridge is temporarily closed to bigger boats because it can't be raised. Transportation officials say the bridge is still open to vehicles.

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