September 14, 2012 in The Hastings Star-Gazette
There has been another change of plans for the Hastings bridge. The main span is expected to be moved sometime next weekend, meaning the Highway 61 bridge will close on or around Sept. 22 through Sept. 24. Continue Reading
September 10, 2012 in The Hastings Star-Gazette
There has been another change of plans for the Hastings bridge closure, which had been scheduled for this week.
September 19, 2011 in The Hastings Star-Gazette
The Pioneer Room at the Hastings City Hall holds all kinds of historical artifacts within its walls. One of those artifacts gets some new life this week, as video shot in 1951 of the Spiral Bridge demolition has been digitized and made available online. Continue Reading
August 15, 2011 in The Hastings Star-Gazette
The state government shutdown lasted just three weeks, but its impact will be far greater. On Monday, the bridge’s project manager, Steve Kordosky, said the shutdown will result in a delay of at least six months. Continue Reading
August 9, 2011 in The Hastings Star-Gazette
Anyone hoping to watch the construction of the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings can do so by visiting the Star Gazette’s website. Continue Reading
March 24, 2011 in The Hastings Star-Gazette
Earlier this month, there were reasons for the contractors working on the new Hastings bridge to be optimistic. While predictions called for the possibility of significant flooding, the weather was cooperating and it looked possible that a devastating flood was going to be averted.
That optimism was thrown out the window this week. Continue Reading
March 11, 2011 in The Hastings Star-Gazette
The two murals that will appear under the new Hastings bridge have been designed. Continue Reading
March 3, 2011 in The Hastings Star-Gazette
It’s too early to tell, but it is possible the flood expected in Hastings this spring could delay the construction of the new Hastings bridge.
Preparations are under way by the project’s contractor, Lunda/Ames, and by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, to prevent the timeline from being affected, but if the flood is a catastrophic one the schedule could very well be affected. Continue Reading
December 9, 2010 in The Hastings Star-Gazette
The Visual Quality Team for the Hastings Bridge has selected a color for the new bridge’s main arches. The VQT chose a terra cotta color after the choices were narrowed down to three. The other two were light grey and dark blue. Continue Reading
November 17, 2010 in The Hastings Star-Gazette
The new bridge is the center of a lot of excitement in and around Hastings. New architecture and improved traffic flow are a bright spot for the city, but there’s a shadow.
At least one local business is questioning whether or not it will be able to survive the three-year construction plan. Continue Reading