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Busy bridge set to reopen this weekend

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GROSSE TETE - A bridge that was smashed by a barge two months ago is scheduled to open Saturday, pending a final inspection of joint seals.

Friday afternoon, contractors put the Grosse Tete bridge on Highway 77 to the test.

A barge crashed into the bridge on February 28th, and its been shut down ever since.

People living nearby have had to use a ferry to get back and forth from their homes to their cars.

The bridge's opening comes as a surprise because the work was scheduled to take six months. 

Once it's open, cars can travel on the swing bridge indefinetly.



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