Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Home / Commercial Construction / Minneapolis bridge closed after cable support breaks

Minneapolis bridge closed after cable support breaks

A cable on the Martin Olav Sabo bridge over Highway 55 in Minneapolis failed Sunday. The stretch of road was closed Monday morning so crews could build supports beneath the damaged section. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A bicycle and pedestrian bridge in Minneapolis has been closed for repairs after a cable support broke and caused a separate pair of cables to fail.

According to the state Department of Transportation, the cable on the Martin Olav Sabo bridge over Highway 55 failed Sunday. The stretch of road was closed Monday morning so crews could build supports beneath the damaged section

Metro Transit spokesman John Siqveland tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune the closure prompted the suspension of Hiawatha light rail service Monday at three Minneapolis stations.

There’s no immediate word on when rail, road and bike traffic will return to normal.

The Sabo bridge is a 2,200-foot-long cable-stayed suspension bridge. It opened in 2007 to carry bicycles and pedestrians over Highway 55, which is also known as Hiawatha Avenue.

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

Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

2 comments

  1. Nothing like good old unionized bridge construction labor to mess up your day.

  2. How many Minnesota State Bridge Inspectors does it take to change a lightbulb?

    Two.

    One to assure the public that there is not, nor has there been, any danger to the public.

    And one to screw the lightbulb into the water faucet.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*