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By Dena Martin
The Times 

Main Street Bridge Completion Delayed

Bridge may open this year, or not


November 23, 2017

Dena Martin

This photo, taken this week, shows the different stages of the Main Street Bridge rails, in progress, from rebar, to blanketed concrete being cured, to the finished rails.

WAITSBURG – The new Main Street Bridge on Waitsburg's north end was set to be complete last week, but a complication with the rails has resulted in a delay. A potentially significant delay, depending on how the weather cooperates.

City Manager Randy Hinchliffe told council members at the Nov. 15 regular city council meeting that the bridge may be finished this year, but could take as long as next spring to complete. Hinchliffe attributed the delay to the windowed side rails.

"The subcontractor doing that portion of the job is moving at an extremely slow pace. I think they thought that t...

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