The Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis could close if the Legislature fails to allocate $13 million for repairs, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The 135-year-old pedestrian bridge, which needs all new mortar and some new stone, was last repaired in the mid-1990s.
“If we don’t get the money ... it could deteriorate to the point where we would have to close it,” said Amber Blanchard, MnDOT's state bridge planning and hydraulics engineers. “It is really due for a major fix.”
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Source: Star Tribune; photo: Getty Images