Major bridge work expected next year


October 28, 2021

Chris Basinger / Petersburg Pilot

A Public Works crew worked to removed planks from the Rasmus Enge Bridge Monday morning.

The Rasmus Enge bridge is expected to see repairs to its deck and structural components next summer according to Public Works Director Chris Cotta.

The bridge was built in 1945 and last saw major work in 2014 after state inspectors identified some issues.

It was closed Monday and Tuesday for periodic maintenance focused on repairing sections of rotting wood, but there is more work that needs to be done on the bridge in the future.

"We are going to do a complete replacement of the deck, probably next year just because we are seeing plank failures starting to accelerate and when we're seeing thi...

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