Street closed for Sabo bridge repairby Jon Collins, Minnesota Public Radio
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minneapolis has closed both directions of Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis between East 26th Street and East 28th Street to complete work on the Sabo bike and pedestrian bridge.
A pair of cables supporting the bridge broke last winter. Workers are now completing the installation of a stronger diaphragm plate, which helps support the bridge's cables.
The city plans to frequently inspect the new plate. If it can withstand vibrations caused by the wind better than the earlier plates, the city will replace all of the bridge's 18 plates.
The Sabo bridge will reopen to bikers and pedestrians early Friday morning.