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By Dena Wood
The Times 

Waitsburg's Main Street Bridge to Close July 5

Work must start during low water levels – completion expected late fall


WAITSBURG – Following nearly two years of planning and preparation, Waitsburg’s Main Street Bridge will finally close on July 5. Demolition and replacement will follow, with the expectation that a new bridge will be ready for use this fall, City Manager Randy Hinchliffe told city council members at their June 21 meeting.

Environmental regulations require that work in the river takes place during the low fish window which, unfortunately, coincides with harvest. Hinchliffe said that in-stream work can begin immediately, but that the contractor was waiting for water flows to drop to 100 cu...

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