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Floodwaters in April 1997 damaged the unique and historic Roebling suspension bridge that provides a connection for pedestrians between the east and west sides of Granite Falls over the Minnesota River. State funding contained in the capital improvement bonding bill would cover half of the estimated costs to repair the bridge, pictured in this undated photo. Tribune file photo

Granite Falls bridge may be a real survivor after all, as it avoids gov.'s veto pen

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GRANITE FALLS -- A unique and historic pedestrian bridge that has survived two major floods may have just survived its biggest test of all.


Gov. Tim Pawlenty did not line item veto a $512,000 bonding appropriation for repairs to the 1935 suspension bridge that spans the Minnesota River in Granite Falls.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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