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Highway 62 reopens after truck causes damage to pedestrian bridge

The westbound lanes of the Crosstown reopened after MnDOT crews worked to remove parts of a damaged pedestrian bridge.

EDINA, Minn. — Drivers in the west metro can once again access the westbound lanes of Highway 62 in Crosstown following an accident that caused the Minnesota Department of Transportation to close it Tuesday.

MnDOT posted to social media on Tuesday evening that a pedestrian bridge between Richfield and Edina had been struck by a vehicle and needed to be removed. 

An update from MnDOT Wednesday night said the highway was back open after crews worked to take the bridge down over westbound traffic lanes throughout the day Wednesday. Officials originally thought the work could take several days.

The walking bridge will remain closed and will be fully restored and repaired this fall. 

On Thursday, Minnesota State Patrol said the driver of the vehicle that hit the bridge is being cited for improper prevention against load shift. Court documents show the Hutchinson, Minnesota man was given a $378 ticket.

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