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Bridge job will close Highway 26 for weeks


October 4, 2018

A permit from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad led to a green light for restoration of a bridge project on Highway 26 which is expected to alter the fall season for WSU football fans and families. The bridge job, now slated to start Oct. 15, will close the highway for five weeks while the contractor, N.A. Degerstrom of Spokane, pulls out the stops to get the job done by Nov. 21, a day before Thanksgiving.

Degerstrom had been targeting a start time of next Monday, but reported to the Department of Transportation this week that he would have to delay the start another week. The contract...

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