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Published August 19, 2009, 11:06 AM

Mattern said WF bridge project on 32nd Avenue South won't be open in time for school

WEST FARGO – Another problem with getting a bridge built across the Sheyenne River in West Fargo, according to Mayor Rich Mattern.

By: WDAY Radio News, WDAY AM

WEST FARGO – Another problem with getting a bridge built across the Sheyenne River in West Fargo, according to Mayor Rich Mattern.

The old bridge for 32nd Avenue South, which crosses the Sheyenne, has been taken out and work is underway for a new bridge.

But Mattern told WDAY AM News that he seriously doubts the bridge and roadway will be open by the time school starts next week.

Part of the problem is the Sheyenne River has been running high since this spring and the diversion channel couldn’t be used to divert the water for construction, Mattern said.

The mayor also said he doesn’t know when the project will be finished and the roadway opened.

A similar problem developed on the Main Avenue Sheyenne River Crossing and engineers put off further work on that until next year.

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