Spectators gather at the Jaycee Park on the Mississippi River on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, as the main span of the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings was being floated into place. (Anthony Kwan for MPR)
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The approach to the city of Hastings looks dramatically different this morning. The main span of the new Highway 61 Mississippi River bridge has been hoisted up to the piers where it will rest.
It's not your ordinary bridge. It was constructed upstream, floated down the river, positioned over the weekend and raised to take its place last night.
We get the latest update on the bridge as it nears completion.
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