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Oliver Bridge to close for inspection

The bridge will reopen when work is not taking place.

Oliver Bridge
The Oliver Bridge over the St. Louis River. The double-deck bridge carries railroad traffic on its top deck and cars and trucks on its lower.
File / Duluth News Tribune
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DULUTH — The Oliver Bridge will be closed for inspection from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, through Friday, Sept. 23. The bridge is located over the St. Louis River at the junction of Wisconsin Highway 105 in Oliver and Minnesota Highway 39 in Gary New Duluth.

The bridge will not close until 8 a.m. each day, and all equipment will be removed so the bridge can reopened to traffic by 4:30 p.m., according to a release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Changeable message signs will be in place to let bridge users know about the upcoming daytime closures. The signs will remain in place until the inspection work is completed.

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