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Inspectors find more cracks on Minneapolis bike bridge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Inspectors have discovered more cracks on a Minneapolis bicycle and pedestrian bridge where a set of cables broke loose last week.

A public works official told a Minneapolis City Council panel Tuesday that inspectors discovered cracks on a third cable support known as a diaphragm plate on the Martin Olav Sabo Bridge.

Minneapolis Public Works Deputy Director Heidi Hamilton said a second pair of cables has been removed because of problems with the plates.

Hamilton said it may be two months before the cause is known. She said there’s no imminent public safety threat.

The Star Tribune reports the briefing comes nine days after a set of cables was found lying on the span, prompting the city to temporarily close traffic on Hiawatha Avenue and suspend some light-rail service.

Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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