The Highway 61 bridge in Hastings will be closed in both directions when the main span for the new Hastings bridge is floated into place. The closure is expected to last around 48 hours, but the exact length of time isn’t yet known.
Derrick Radke and his fiancée were out for a relaxing weekend on the Mississippi River. They had boated to Prescott from Hastings and had pulled up to shore, where they were going to pitch a tent.
That’s when Radke noticed what he thought was a muskrat swimming toward the shore.
The state government shutdown lasted just three weeks, but its impact will be far greater. On Monday, the project manager for the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings, Steve Kordosky, said the shutdown will result in a delay of at least six months.
No, you won’t be able to pull up and order a cheeseburger or onion rings this weekend at Porky’s drive-in, but you will be able to see it restored. The drive-in is one of several new features planned for the Little Log House Antique Power Show, set to run July 29-31.
A 23-year-old Hampton man, Adam Michael Stein, died as he walked along Highway 61 at 220th Street early Sunday morning. Stein was walking southbound when he was struck by a pick-up truck driven by Sai Kao Yang, 76, St. Paul. Neither Yang nor Pa Vang, 58, a passenger in the truck, was injured. Stein was pronounced dead at the scene.
Highway 61 motorists traveling through Hastings may experience delays beginning June 8 when the roadway is reduced to a single lane between Spiral Bridge Road, near Hub’s Landing, and Third Street in downtown Hastings.
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