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Photo by Nick Stoltman
Photo by Nick Stoltman
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The Day Has Been Set! The Bong Bridge Will Open This Saturday

It's been long two summers of road work to the Bong bridge and the terror of the roundabout all open on Halloween!  Scary!

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Nick Cooper - TSM
Nick Cooper - TSM
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Inspections To Restrict Lanes On Blatnik Bridge For Two Weeks

When does the Bong Bridge open again?  A two-week bridge inspection is planned for the Blatnik Bridge's Superior-bound lanes - November 2 through November 10.  Traffic heading towards Superior from Duluth will be restricted to one single lane during daytime hours:  8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

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Nick Cooper - TSM
Nick Cooper - TSM
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Blatnik Bridge Inspection To Occur October 3; Daytime Work Part Of Annual Routine

It's not over yet!  In what seems like a never-ending cycle of bridge work and inspections over the last ten years here in the Twin Ports comes this news:  Minnesota Department of Transportation workers will be performing their annual inspection of the Blatnik Bridge.  The first day on the schedule is this Saturday, October 3.

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TSM - Nick Cooper
TSM - Nick Cooper
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Bong Bridge Inspections Slow Open Lanes On Duluth-Bound Side

You have to ask yourself if all the orange cones in the Twin Ports are someones idea of a cruel joke.  It seems like we've been hit pretty hard the last ten years or so.

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WISDOT
WISDOT
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What’s New With The Bong Bridge Project? Two Year Project Is On Schedule To Be Finished In November

The two-year project to revamp the Bong Bridge between Duluth and Superior is mid-way through its second summer.  As drivers look forward to the November completion date, this is a good time to get an update on  the work as it progresses.

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Roundabout Not Just A Great Yes Song [VIDEO]

Construction Having you going in circles?

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JOHN GOMEZ
JOHN GOMEZ
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Blatnik Bridge To Be Restricted To Single Lane July 6-July 16 For Repairs; Traffic Between Duluth And Superior To Be Heavily Impacted

Twin Ports drivers who have had to battle their commute with only the Blatnik Bridge as an option are about to see even more congestion and delays.

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Steve Tanko
Steve Tanko
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When Does The Bong Bridge Project Start? Superior-Bound Lanes Close April 13 As Part Of Two-Year Project

Year Number Two of the work on the Bong Bridge commences Monday, April 13 as the eastbound or Superior-bound lanes close to traffic until November 2015.  When it's finished, the work will represent a total rebuild of the deck - something that has never occurred since the bridge first opened to traffic in 1984.  It will also see the new roundabout as a fully-functioning intersection.

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Steve Tanko
Steve Tanko
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When Will The Bong Bridge Open? Two Year Project Getting Ready For It’s Winter Hiatus

The two-year Bong Bridge project is wrapping up for the completion of Year One.  The work will take a hiatus during the winter months and resume again in the spring of 2015.

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Steve Tanko
Steve Tanko
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Bong Bridge Project Update For Week Of September 22

It's been a long summer of detours and perhaps no other project has snarled traffic more in the summer of 2014 than the Bong Bridge project.  As part of the two-year project, work will continue right up until the beginning of November.  At that point, it will pause for the winter - only to begin again in the spring of 2015.

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WISDOT
WISDOT
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How To Drive The Bong Bridge Roundabout; Two Year Project Leaves Unfamiliar Intersection For Twin Ports Drivers

Drivers in the Twin Ports will get to experience a round-about traffic intersection first hand when the Bong Bridge reopens this November - as it takes a winter-hiatus during its two-year refurbishment project.

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Steve Tanko
Steve Tanko
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Bong Bridge Temporary Ramp Closure To Begin August 12

In conjunction with the current two-year project that has the Duluth-bound lanes of the Bong Bridge closed, a temporary ramp closure will begin on Tuesday, August 12 that will further complicate the situation for motorists.

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