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Construction crews worked Monday on this bridge project near Nest Lake. The Kandiyohi County commissioners toured road and bridge projects that are underway throughout the county. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Commissioners get an up-close look at bridge construction work


LAKE LILLIAN -- When the timber bridge on Kandiyohi County Road 2 east of Lake Lillian was removed this spring to make way for a new culvert, crews discovered that the pilings were all rotten.

Because the nearly 50-year-old bridge was also too narrow to leave in place once the 3½-mile stretch of county road underwent a necessary upgrade this year, it was classified as a structurally deficient bridge.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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