Friday, August 10, 2007

Two Bridges In St. Paul Need Work

Two heavily traveled bridges in Saint Paul are now under the microscope, one week after the Interstate 35W bridge collapsed. Mayor Chris Coleman said one of the bridges was supposed to begin replacement three years ago. The state owns both bridges, and Coleman is actively pushing to get them replaced.
Lafayette bridge
"The Cayuga bridge, that was supposed to be replaced starting in 2004 and now isn't on the schedule. This isn't acceptable. We need to change that, and we need to move up the 2011 date for the Lafayette bridge, sooner than that, it simply has to happen," Coleman said.